Illinois Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Passing Counterfeit United States Currency and Attempted Passing Counterfeit United States Currency
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Grover Brave, age 33, of Mission, South Dakota appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on April 2, 2013 and pled guilty to Assaulting a Federal Officer. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 1 year in custody, a $100,000 fine, or both; 1 year of supervised release; and a $25 special assessment.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on January 15, 2013, when Brave struggled with officers while being escorted to a holding cell and attempted to head butt the officer.
The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. 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 June 21, 2013. The defendant was released from custody pending sentencing.