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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 5, 2014

Alleged Lac Du Flambeau Tribal Land Oxycodone Dealer Arrested A Second Time

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Charlie Sunn Meshigaud, 25, Lac du Flambeau, Wis., was arrested today in Appleton, Wis., by the U.S. Marshals Service.  This is the second arrest of Sunn Meshigaud.

On April 2, 2014, a federal grand jury sitting in Madison, Wis., returned a nine-count indictment against Charlie Sunn Meshigaud, 25, and Andrew Meshigaud, 28, alleging that they distributed Oxycodone in Lac du Flambeau from January to June 2013.

Sunn Meshigaud was arrested in Milwaukee on April 24, 2014 on the federal charges contained in the April 2 indictment, and remained in custody until May 2.  On that date, the government agreed Sunn Meshigaud could be released to a third-party custodian, with conditions of pretrial release.  Sunn Meshigaud told the Court she understood the conditions of release and that she would follow them. 

Rather than live up to her promise, Sunn Meshigaud committed numerous, and serious, violations of her conditions of pretrial release.  Accordingly, United States Magistrate Judge Stephen L. Crocker issued a warrant for her arrest on June 3, 2014.

Sunn Meshigaud was located in Appleton today and will be transported to Madison early next week for a hearing.  The government will seek pretrial detention of Sunn Meshigaud based on the violations, and will ask that she remain in custody until her August 18, 2014 trial.

The charges against the Meshigauds are the result of an investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; the Lac du Flambeau Police Department; and the Vilas and Oneida County Sheriffs’ Departments.   The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita M. Rumbelow.

You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated July 14, 2015