United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Allisa Hawkman, age 21, of Winner, South Dakota, appeared before United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange on September 4, 2012, and pled guilty to misprision of a felony. The maximum penalty upon conviction is three years’ custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on April 13, 2012, when Hawkman had knowledge of a felony assault and concealed the assault from law enforcement.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Tim Maher.
A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for November 27, 2012. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending sentencing.