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Press Release

Pierre Woman Sentenced for Perjury

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pierre, South Dakota, woman convicted of Perjury was sentenced on June 17, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Margaret Lynn Ghost, age 29, was sentenced to 12 months and a day in federal prison, 3 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Ghost was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 7, 2018.  She pled guilty on March 8, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from an incident on June 1, 2018, when Ghost signed an affidavit in which she willfully and knowingly made a false statement. 

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga prosecuted the case.

Ghost was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.  

Updated June 17, 2019