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Rosebud Man Charged With False Statement And Theft Of Government Property

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for False Statement and Theft of Government Property.

Christopher Menard, age 39, was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 12, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 25, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusation and Menard is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Department of Interior – Office of Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher is prosecuting the case.

Menard was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015