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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Rapid City Woman Sentenced for False Statement

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Rapid City, South Dakota, woman convicted of False Statement was sentenced by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Michelle Elbow Shield, age 20, was sentenced on July 6, 2018, to 3 months in federal prison, to be followed by 2 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Elbow Shield was indicted for the charge by a federal grand jury in October 2017.  The charge related to Elbow Shield making a false statement to a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation about an investigation of an assault that took place in February 2017.

 This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Poppen prosecuted the case.

Elbow Shield was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Updated July 14, 2018