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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 10, 2017

Rapid City Man Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man has pled guilty to Failure to Collect and Pay Over Tax.

Kenneth E. Orrock, age 48, was charged on January 30, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Daneta Wollman on February 10, 2017, and pled guilty pursuant to a plea agreement reached with federal prosecutors.

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

charges stem from Orrock’s failure to collect and pay over federal employee tax withholdings related to his private security company, Black Hills Asset Protection Group, which does business under the trade name Black Hills Patrol. Orrock, the sole owner of Black Hills Asset Protection Group, is also a licensed attorney and served as the Bennett County State’s Attorney until January 2017.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk W. Albertson is prosecuting the case.

Orrock was released pending sentencing. A sentencing date has not been set.

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Financial Fraud
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Updated February 10, 2017