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Press Release

Porcupine Woman Sentenced for Larceny

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Porcupine, South Dakota, woman convicted of Larceny was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Lorraine Yellow Boy, age 45, was sentenced on December 16, 2019, to 6 months in federal prison, followed by 1 year of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund and $30,661 in restitution.

The conviction stems from Yellow Boy, while employed as an Evidence Technician with the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, taking $30,661 from evidence bags and using it for her personal benefit between October 2018 and March 2019.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin Patterson prosecuted the case.

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

Updated December 19, 2019