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Rapid City Man Sentenced For Making False Statements

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, man convicted of False Statement was sentenced on September 3, 2013, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court. 

Ray Douglas Red Leaf, age 40, was sentenced to 2 years’ probation, and was ordered to pay $19,470 in restitution to the Social Security Administration and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims’ Fund.

Between March 2009 and October 2011, Red Leaf knowingly made false statements in a Social Security Representative Payee Report, claiming another person resided with him in order to receive that person’s Supplemental Security Income benefits.  He pled guilty on April 18, 2013.

This case was investigated by the Office of Inspector General-Social Security Administration.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015