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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance

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

United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance was sentenced on October 21, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Michael Bernard Goldberg, age 36, was sentenced to 132 months in federal prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Goldberg was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 5, 2018.  He pled guilty on August 8, 2019.

The conviction stemmed from incidents beginning on an unknown date and continuing until approximately September 2018, when Goldberg, along with at least one other person, reached an agreement or came to an understanding to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine in the District of South Dakota.

Goldberg purchased over 500 grams of methamphetamine from co-conspirators to distribute to his own drug customers in Sioux Falls.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Sioux Falls Area Drug Task Force.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer D. Mammenga prosecuted the case.

Goldberg was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Updated October 30, 2019

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