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Media Advisory - Press Conference March 17

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson will hold a Press Conference on Monday, March 17, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. CST.

Discussed will be the sentencing of Mohammed Alaboudi for Sex Trafficking in Sioux Falls; recent cases of commercial Sex Trafficking and the law enforcement collaboration that led to the prosecutions; and continuing efforts to combat Human Trafficking.   

WHO: Brendan Johnson, U.S. Attorney
          Marty Jackley, South Dakota Attorney General
          Aaron McGowan, Minnehaha County State’s Attorney
          Doug Barthel, Chief of Police, Sioux Fall Police Department
          Paul Niedringhaus, Captain, Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office
          Joseph Weir, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
          Michael Janak, Resident Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations
          Mike Melcher, Federal Bureau of Investigation

WHAT: Press Conference

WHEN: Monday, March 17, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. CST. Members of the media should arrive by 11:00 a.m. due to extra security measures.

WHERE: United States Attorney's Office, 325 S. 1st Ave., Suite 300, Sioux Falls, SD.

NOTE: Media must enter through the third floor reception area. ALL media MUST PRESENT GOVERNMENT-ISSUED PHOTO ID (such as driver’s license) as well as VALID MEDIA CREDENTIALS. Press inquiries regarding logistics should be directed to Community Services Coordinator Ace Crawford at 605.341.1915 or 605.838.6092.

Updated June 22, 2015