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 Dadra Raye Connors, age 35, of Mission, appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on January 9, 2013, and pled guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on May 20, 2012, when Connors drove her truck at the victim as he was walking across a gravel road. The victim dove into the ditch to avoid being hit. During the process, a second victim fell out or was ejected from the cargo area of Connors' truck and was injured.
The investigation was conducted by Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher.
Connors was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.