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Texas Man Charged And Sentenced For Conversion Of Public Money, Property Or Records

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Waco, Texas man convicted of Conversion of Public Money, Property or Records has pled guilty to the charges and was sentenced on June 7, 2013 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno.

William Linthicum, age 23, was sentenced to $2,700 in restitution ($700 to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and $2,000 to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Forestry/Fire Program), a $2,000 fine and a special assessment of $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

The conviction stems from an incident that took place on July 31, 2012 when Linthicum used a BIA computer and vehicle for personal use by persuading BIA Firefighting management that he was investigating wild fires on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers. Linthicum was released.

Updated June 22, 2015