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 a St. Francis, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Larceny.
John Swift, age 55, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 13, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 27, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years’ in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 3 years of supervised release; and a $100 Special Assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge is merely an accusation and Swift is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers is prosecuting the case.
Swift was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.