Family Members Indicted for Fraud
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 18, 2012|
U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Rosebud couple and their son have been indicted by a federal grand jury for fraud.
Shannon Running, age 53; Norman Running, Sr., age 54; and Norman Running, Jr., age 34, all of Rosebud, were indicted by a federal grand jury on October 10, 2012, for conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Shannon Running was also charged with six counts of wire fraud, and Norman Running, Jr. was also charged with structuring currency transactions.
All three appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on October 17, 2012, at Pierre and pled not guilty to the indictment.
The conspiracy count and each wire fraud count carry a maximum penalty upon conviction of 20 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine, plus restitution. The structuring currency transactions count carries a maximum penalty upon conviction of five years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine. If the structuring currency transactions count is found to be part of a pattern of illegal activity involving more than $100,000 in a 12-month period, upon conviction the maximum penalty of imprisonment and fine will double to 10 years and $500,000, respectively. The charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ann M. Hendrickson is prosecuting the case. All three defendants were released pending trial. A trial date has been set for December 18, 2012.