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United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance.
Michael Bernard Goldberg, age 35, was indicted on September 5, 2018. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on September 7, 2018, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
Goldberg faces a minimum of 10 years in federal prison. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to life in federal prison and/or a $1,000,000 fine, life of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.
The Indictment alleges that beginning at a time uncertain and continuing until September of 2018, Goldberg knowingly and intentionally combined, conspired, confederated, and agreed together and with others, to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, which is a Schedule II controlled substance.
The charge is merely an accusation and Goldberg is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga is prosecuting the case.
Goldberg was released on bond pending trial which has not been set yet.