Two Todd County Men Sentenced
Monday, 08 October 2012 05:08
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Parmelee, South Dakota, man charged with Sexual Abuse was sentenced on October 1, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Randall Carl Little Thunder, age 40, was sentenced to 108 months in custody, 5 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim's Assistance Fund.
Little Thunder was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 14, 2012, and pled guilty to the charge on July 12, 2012.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place on or about June 23, 2011, when Little Thunder had sexual contact with the victim who was incapable of giving consent.
Little Thunder was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.
Johnson also announced that a Rosebud, man charged with Theft from Indian Tribal Organization was sentenced on October 1, by Judge Lange. Nathan Janis, age 32, was sentenced to 6 months in custody, 6 months at a residential re-entry program, 3 years of supervised release, $33,816.20 in restitution and a $100 special assessment to the Victim's Assistance Fund.
Janis was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 13, and pled guilty to the charge on July 12, 2012.
The conviction stems from an incident that took place between October 1, 2009, and December 10, 2010, when Janis submitted false claims to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Child Care Services program and worked with an employee there to embezzle money he was not entitled to receive.
Janis was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.
Osbornes Replacement Named by Perlman
Friday, 05 October 2012 04:53
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman today announced the appointment of Shawn Eichorst as director of intercollegiate athletics. Eichorst, who has served as director of athletics at the University of Miami since April 2011, will join the University of Nebraska Oct. 9 as a special assistant to the chancellor, and will succeed Tom Osborne as director of intercollegiate athletics when Osborne becomes athletic director emeritus on Jan. 1.
"After consideration of a large number of candidates, I was impressed with Shawn's credentials and experience but more importantly his respect for and appreciation of the tradition of the Nebraska athletics program," Perlman said. "He expressed from the onset his hope to draw on the experience and knowledge of Tom Osborne and the rest of the current staff in working to continue the department's success both on and off the field."
Eichorst said: "It is truly an honor and privilege to be a part of one of the great universities in America and one of the strongest athletic departments in all of college sports who has the welfare of its student-athletes at the heart of everything they do. I am humbled by both the responsibility and opportunities that lie ahead and I hope to carry on the rich tradition of Husker excellence set by Coach Osborne and so many others."
Osborne, who last month announced his intention to step down as athletic director effective Jan. 1. He has served as director of intercollegiate athletics since October 2007. Osborne will retire from the university on Aug. 1, 2013, will work with Eichorst until then to make a smooth leadership transition in the department, Perlman said.