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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 7, 2018

Grand Jury Returns Indictment Against Wilson Resident For Assaulting Federal Officer

          MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN — United States Attorney Andrew Birge announced today that Margaret Sue Hardwick, a resident of Wilson, Michigan, has been indicted by a grand jury and charged with assaulting a federal officer.

          The indictment alleges that on October 7, 2017, Hardwick forcibly assaulted, resisted, opposed, impeded and interfered with a Hannahville Tribal Police Officer while he was engaged in the performance of his official duties by punching him in the face.

          If convicted, Hardwick faces up to eight years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

          This matter was investigated by the Hannahville Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Hannah N. Bobee.

          The charges in an indictment are merely accusations, and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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Updated May 7, 2018