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

Friday, June 14, 2013

Hermosa Woman Pleads Guilty To Misprision Of Felony

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Doreen Amiotte, age 48, of Hermosa, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on June 12, 2013 and pled guilty to Misprision of Felony.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 3 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 1 years of supervised release; and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on November 26, 2012 when Amiotte failed to report that a federal inmate who was out on funeral furlough could not be located. The inmate absconded from the funeral between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Amiotte did not report the escape until after 4:30 p.m.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for September 9, 2013. The defendant was released pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015