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Belle Fourche Man Sentenced to Probation

July 19, 2023

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of South Dakota:

RAPID CITY - United States Attorney Alison J. Ramsdell announced today that U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken has sentenced a Belle Fourche, South Dakota, man convicted of Concealment of an Event Affecting Title II Disability Entitlement. The sentencing took place on July 17, 2023.

Kevin Dodd Eisele, 60, was sentenced to one year of probation, ordered to pay $1,652.90 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Eisele was indicted for Theft of Government Funds and Concealment of an Event Affecting Title II Disability Entitlement by a federal grand jury in March of 2022. He pleaded guilty on March 3, 2023.

The conviction stemmed from between July of 2020 and June of 2021, when Eisele knowingly failed to disclose a change in his household resources in order to continue receiving and spending his SSI benefits.

This case was investigated by the Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Lindrooth prosecuted the case.

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