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 for First Degree Burglary and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.
Christian Kelly, age 19, was indicted on July 17, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on July 26, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 25 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 5 years of supervised release; and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge is merely an accusation and Kelly is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. Maher is prosecuting the case.
Kelly was released to a third party custodian pending trial. A trial date has not been set.