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 Diana Bald Eagle, age 39, of Rapid City, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on July 26, 2013, and pled guilty to a charge of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance.
The penalty upon conviction is a mandatory minimum of 5 years and up to 40 years' imprisonment, and/or a $5,000,000 fine.
Between August 2009 and February 2013, Bald Eagle conspired with others to distribute methamphetamine on and around the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
The investigation was conducted by the Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Task Force. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ted L. McBride.