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Pine Ridge Man Sentenced for Victim Tampering

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man convicted of Tampering with a Victim by Threat was sentenced on January 19, 2018, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Timothy George Buckman, age 33, was sentenced to 57 months of imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Buckman was charged on April 19, 2016, and pleaded guilty on July 18, 2017.  The conviction stems from the robbery and assault of a man with a dangerous weapon in March 2016 at Pine Ridge, and Buckman later threatening the man.

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. Attorneys Sarah B. Collins and Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

Updated January 25, 2018

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