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Mission Man Charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

U.S. Attorney’s Office June 19, 2013
  • District of South Dakota (605) 330-4400

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for assault with a dangerous weapon and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Francisco Maldonado, age 40, was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 12, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 19, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; life of supervised release; and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The charge is merely an accusation, and Maldonado is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie H. Ruettgers is prosecuting the case.

Maldonado was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals pending trial. A trial date has been set for August 13, 2013.

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