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St. Francis Woman Sentenced For Making False Statements To A Federal Agency

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a St. Francis, South Dakota, woman convicted of Making False Statements to a Federal Agency was sentenced on August 5, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange. 

Candice Waln, age 34, was sentenced to 1 month in custody, 1 year of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Waln was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 11, 2012, and pled guilty to the charge on April 30, 2013.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on November 9, 2012, when Federal agents arrived at Waln’s residence to serve an arrest warrant on an individual.  Waln told the agents that individual was not present and was in another community, when in fact he was actually hiding nearby.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Maher.

Waln was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Updated June 22, 2015