Rosebud Citizens Sentenced for Theft from Indian Tribal Organization

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PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two Rosebud citizens have been sentenced in federal court for Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization. 32-year-old Nathan Janis and 39-year-old Barbara Duysak-who also goes by the name Barbara McCloskey-were both charged for submitting false payment request forms to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Child Care Services program. Duysak worked as an administrator for the program during the time the money was embezzled-between October 1, 2009 and December 10, 2010. Authorities say she handed in payment request forms for falsified child care hours and received money she wasn’t entitled to have. She was sentenced to two months in custody, six months home confinement; three years supervised release and $42,433.20 in restitution. Duysak and Janis both pled guilty to the charges in July. Authorities say Janis worked with Duysak to embezzle the funds. He was given six months in prison, must spend six months at a residential re-entry program, three years of supervised release and owes $33,816.20 in restitution.
A third person was also linked to the thefts and has pled guilty to Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization. 39-year-old Tanya Walking Eagle was indicted in March. The maximum possible penalty for the charge is five years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.


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