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December 31, 2014

Mission Woman Charged with Misprision of Felony

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Misprision of Felony.

Chelsea Larvie, age 21, was indicted on December 9, 2014. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on December 23, 2014, and pled not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to three years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, one year of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund. Restitution may also be ordered.

The Indictment alleges that on or about August 26, 2014, Larvie was aware that burglary and larceny offenses had been committed by her friends at the Todd County government building, but she concealed her knowledge of the felony offenses from law enforcement authorities investigating the matter.

The charge is merely an accusation and Larvie 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 Timothy Maher is prosecuting the case.

Larvie was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

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