Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Keshena Teacher Indicted for Theft from Menominee Indian High School
Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on March 15, 2016, a federal grand jury returned a single-count indictment against Leona M. Dixon (age: 32) of Keshena, Wisconsin, charging her with one count of theft of property in violation of Title 18 U.S.C. Sections 661 and 1153. If convicted, the defendant faces a sentence of up to 5 years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release.
According to the indictment, Dixon intentionally stole 23 iPad tablets and 3 laptops from Menominee Indian High School. These items were valued at approximately $8,600.
The case was investigated by the Menominee Tribal Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.
An indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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