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Porcupine Woman Charged With False Statement

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Porcupine, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for False Statement.

Danishia Marshall, age 19, was indicted on December 16, 2014.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on January 6, 2015, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.  

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about October 3, 2013, Marshall knowingly and willfully made a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement when she told a special agent that she had been sexually assaulted by an officer when she, in fact, knew she had not been sexually assaulted.

The charge is merely an accusation and Marshall is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.   

Marshall was released on bond pending trial, which has been set for March 17, 2015.

Updated June 22, 2015