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Former Captain of the Rosebud Tribal Police Pleads Not Guilty to Wire Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for 22 counts of Wire Fraud.

Calvin Waln, Jr., a/k/a “Hawkeye” Waln, age 41, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno and pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 30 years in federal prison and/or a $1,000,000 fine, as well as 5 years of supervised release.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The charges relate to Waln knowingly writing insufficient funds checks from two financial accounts which he knew had been either depleted of funds or closed prior to writing the checks. 

The charges are merely accusations and Waln is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather Sazama is prosecuting the case.

Waln was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has been set for May 28, 2019.

Updated April 24, 2019

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