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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Rapid City Man Charged With Theft From Indian Health Service

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Theft or Embezzlement in Connection with Health Care.

Michael Gray, age 58, was indicted on March 18, 2014.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on March 20, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 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 charge relates to Gray knowingly converting to his own use more than $100 in money, funds, and property of the Indian Health Service between March 2009 and October 2013.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman is prosecuting the case.

Gray was released on bond pending trial.  A trial date has been set for May 27, 2014.

Updated June 22, 2015