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Pine Ridge Man Sentenced For Larceny

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Larceny was sentenced on July 22, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

George Ecoffey, a/k/a Richard Daniel Ecoffey, age 52, was sentenced to 3 years of probation, a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and restitution in the amount of $2,200.
Ecoffey was indicted for Larceny by a federal grand jury on February 19, 2014.  He pled guilty on March 28, 2014.
The charge related to Ecoffey and another man shooting a pregnant cow and killing it on February 9, 2013, near Manderson.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.                    

Updated June 22, 2015