MINNEAPOLIS – United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Dennis Mallow, age 47, of Black Hawk, South Dakota, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on May 14, 2013, and pled guilty to theft of government property. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years of imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
The charge relates to Mallow embezzling toolboxes, tools, equipment, gear, and other property having a value in excess of $30,000 from the South Dakota Army National Guard between October 1, 2009 and September 7, 2012.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the South Dakota Army National Guard. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Wayne Venhuizen.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date will be set. The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.