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

Monday, December 16, 2013

Illinois Man Sentenced For Criminal Trespass

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Chicago, Illinois, man charged with Criminal Trespass pled guilty to and was sentenced on December 13, 2013, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.
Steven Nichols, age 42, was sentenced to 6 months' custody, 1 year probation, $50 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and was ordered to not reenter the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation.

The conviction stems from incidents that took place in August and September, 2013, when Nichols, a non-Indian, entered or remained on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation after the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court and the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council excluded him from entering its lands.

The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher. 

Nichols was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated June 22, 2015