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Sioux Falls man charged with failure to appear

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Hughes Co. Courthouse
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SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO-AM)  United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Sioux Falls, South Dakota, man has been charged by an Information filed May 15, 2013, with a federal offense of Failure to Appear.David Andrews, age 31, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on March 5, 2014, and pled not guilty to the charge. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 1 year in custody and/or a $100,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, and $25 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered. On May 6, 2013, Andrews, having been convicted of the offense of Possession of a Controlled Substance, failed to appear for his sentencing hearing in Pierre as required by law.The charge is merely an accusation and Andrews is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The investigation is being conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case.    Andrews was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending trial.  A trial date has not been set.

 

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