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Sioux Falls Man Charged with Interstate Communications with Threat to Injury

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

United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Interstate Communications with Threat to Injury.

Graham Garnos, age 40, was indicted on March 4, 2015.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 26, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on February 22, 2015, Garnos knowingly transmitted in interstate commerce, a telephone communication to someone, which contained a threat to injure the victim.

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

The investigation is being conducted by the Division of Criminal Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Meghan N. Dilges is prosecuting the case.   

Garnos was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

Updated October 27, 2017