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 a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury.
Anthony Hero, age 28, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 15, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on August 27, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The charge stems from an incident wherein Hero allegedly assaulted an individual in February of 2013. As a result of the alleged assault, the individual sustained a broken jaw requiring surgery.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; an additional 2 years of supervised release upon revocation; and a mandatory $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge is merely an accusation, and Hero is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.
Hero was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not been set.