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 Justin Lee Gabriel, age 21, of Rosebud, South Dakota appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on February 6, 2013 and pled guilty to Third Degree Burglary and Aiding and Abetting. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on September 6, 2012, when Gabriel broke in to the Prairie Hills Square golf club and took U.S. currency from the business.
The investigation was conducted by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for May 6, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.