U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Idaho
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January 29, 2015

Lapwai Man Sentenced for Making False Statements to a Federal Official and Failing to Appear

COEUR D’ALENE, ID—Delbert Daniel George, 31, of Lapwai, Idaho, was sentenced today to 57 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for making false statements to a federal official and failing to appear in court, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Visiting U.S. District Judge Fremming Nielsen ordered George to spend 36 months in prison for lying to federal agents and a consecutive 21 months for George’s failure to appear for sentencing on that charge.

“The consecutive sentences demonstrate that failing to appear is a serious matter,” said Olson. “Respect for the law, and for the courts, are the cornerstone of a civilized society. My office will continue to prosecute those who obstruct justice or fail to abide by the court’s directives.”

The case was investigated by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Nez Perce Tribal Police.

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