PIERRE – United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell introduced as we speak that Chief Judge Roberto A. Lange, U.S. District Court, has sentenced an Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man convicted of Theft From an Indian Tribal Organization. The sentencing came about on January 23, 2023.
Robert Chasing Hawk, Jr., age 39, was sentenced to 2 months in federal jail, adopted by two years of supervised launch. He was ordered to pay $9,869.86 in restitution to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Elderly Nutrition Program, and to pay a $100 particular evaluation to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
Chasing Hawk, Jr. was indicted for Theft From an Indian Tribal Organization by a federal grand jury in February of 2022. He pleaded responsible on October 4, 2022.
Chasing Hawk, Jr. was an worker for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Elderly Nutrition Program. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Elderly Nutrition Services, Inc. supplies decreased value lunch service for aged tribal members and people with disabilities. The Nutrition Center receives funds from State, Federal, and Tribal entities to help within the feeding of Tribal and non-Tribal members in the neighborhood, together with the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. As an worker of the Elderly Nutrition Program, Chasing Hawk, Jr. wrote and cashed a complete of 17 checks totaling $12,869.86 for his personal use and profit. He later repaid $3,000 of that quantity.
This case was investigated by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the FBI. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller prosecuted the case.
Chasing Hawk, Jr. was instantly remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.