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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Fort Thompson Woman Sentenced For Larceny

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Fort Thompson, South Dakota, woman convicted of Larceny was sentenced on March 3, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Ruby Sazue, age 20, was sentenced to time served (105 days), 18 months of Supervised Release, $7,300 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Sazue was indicted by a federal grand jury on November 14, 2013.  She pled guilty on January 13, 2014.

The conviction stems from an incident occurring on the evening of October 30, 2013, when Sazue learned of the death of her former significant other. She began to drink alcohol and became upset at the news. Sazue stole the motor vehicle belonging to the victim in an effort to try and drive to Pierre. After stealing the vehicle, Sazue wrecked the vehicle near the power plant outside of Fort Thompson.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015