Illinois Man Charged With Criminal Trespass
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Chicago, Illinois man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Criminal Trespass.
Steven Nichols, age 42, was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 16, 2012. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 7, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 1 year in custody, a $100,000 fine, or both; 1 year of supervised release; and a $25 Special Assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge is merely an accusation and Nichols is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.
Nichols was remanded to the custody the U.S. Marshal pending trial. The trial is set for April 2, 2013.