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 Chief U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on January 28, 2013 and pled guilty to an indictment charging him with Escape from Custody. The maximum penalty upon conviction is five years' imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
Gabriel was indicted for Escape from Custody by a federal grand jury on September 25, 2012. On August 18, 2012, Gabriel left the Community Alternatives of the Black Hills (CABH) and did not return. The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshal's Service.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for June 7, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.