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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 19, 2016

Pennsylvania Man Charged with Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Pennsylvania man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault by Striking, Beating, and Wounding.

Marwan Sadekni, age 67, was indicted on November 9, 2016.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 14, 2016, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 1 year in custody and/or a $100,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and a $25 assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that Sadekni, between January 23, 2015, and January 31, 2015, and again on February 25, 2015, unlawfully struck a coworker at the Indian Health Service Hospital in Rosebud, South Dakota.

The charges are merely accusations and Sadekni is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Todd County Sheriff’s Office.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie Sanderson is prosecuting the case.   

Sadekni was released on bond.  A trial date has not been set.

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Updated December 19, 2016