Wanblee Man Pleads Not Guilty To Making False Statements To Obtain Controlled Substances
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Wanblee, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters and Attempt to Obtain Controlled Substances by Fraud.
Robert George Quiver, age 22, was indicted on December 3, 2013. Quiver appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on December 4, 2013, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.
The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 5 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund on each charge. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charges relate to Quiver presenting a falsified prescription for Hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance, to the Indian Health Services Pharmacy in Wanblee on July 11, 2013.
The charges are merely accusations and Quiver is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich is prosecuting the case.
Quiver was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial date has not been set.