U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for embezzlement and theft from an Indian Tribal Organization, that being the Cheyenne River Telephone Authority, which owns and operates the Subway Restaurant in Eagle Butte, South Dakota.
Miranda Walters, age 23, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 13, 2012. She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 16, 2012 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is five years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both. The charge is merely an accusation, and Walters is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. First Assistant U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Seiler is prosecuting the case. Walters was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.