Little Eagle Woman Indicted for 40 Counts of Wire Fraud
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 27, 2011|
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Little Eagle woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for 40 counts of wire fraud.
Kara One Feather, age 30, was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 14, 2011. She appeared before United States Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on December 22, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both. The charges relate to an allegation that the defendant used interstate wire communications to defraud a Nebraska man of approximately $13,800 from July 2010 through January 2011 by making false and fraudulent representations. The charges are merely accusations, and One Feather is presumed innocent until and unless she is proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Standing Rock Agency. Assistant United States Attorney Mikal Hanson is prosecuting the case.
One Feather was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.