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

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mission Man Sentenced For Criminal Contempt

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, man convicted of Criminal Contempt was sentenced on October 28, 2014, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Michael Swalley, age 22, was sentenced to 5 days in custody with credit for time served, and a $10 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Swalley was indicted for Criminal Contempt by a federal grand jury on July 15, 2014.  He pled guilty to the Indictment on July 22, 2014.

The conviction stems from an incident on July 15, 2014, when Swalley failed to comply with a command and subpoena issued by the United States District Court requiring him to appear at a court hearing.
T his case was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher prosecuted the case.
Swalley was released from custody.

Updated June 22, 2015