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Fort Thompson Woman Charged With Larceny

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Larceny.

Ruby Sazue, age 20, was indicted on November 14, 2013.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on November 26, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

Sazue is alleged to have stolen a motor vehicle in Fort Thompson in October 2013.  The charge is merely an accusation and Sazue is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan Dilges is prosecuting the case.   

Sazue was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service  pending trial.  Trial has been set for January 21, 2014.         

Updated June 22, 2015