Mission Man Indicted for Larceny
|U.S. Attorney’s Office March 04, 2013|
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission, South Dakota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for larceny.
Harvey LaPointe, age 62, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 13, 2013. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on February 27, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to five years’ in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; three years of supervised release; and a $100 special assessment. Restitution may also be ordered.
The charge is merely an accusation, and LaPointe is presumed innocent until 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.
LaPointe was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.