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Howes Man Charged With Larceny

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

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

Leland Logg, age 38, was indicted on January 13, 2015.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 15, 2015, 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.

The Indictment alleges that on or between April 7, 2014, and June 20, 2014, Logg took and carried away, with the intent to steal and purloin, money, funds, and assets, which were the personal property of Dakota Oyate Challenge Basketball Tournament, and had a value of more than $1,000.

The charge is merely an accusation and Logg is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

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

Logg was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015