Illinois Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Passing Counterfeit United States Currency and Attempted Passing Counterfeit United States Currency
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Eric Ladeaux, age 24, of Rapid City, South Dakota appeared before Chief U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on February 14, 2013 and pled guilty to a charge of Escape from Custody. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 5 years' imprisonment and/or $250,000 fine.
In September 2012, Ladeaux left Community Alternatives of the Black Hills, where he was serving the remainder of a federal sentence, and did not return as required. The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah B. Collins.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for May 20, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.