User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


61° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Six Tied To USD Listed In Indictment

November 16, 2012, 12:10 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Six Tied To USD Listed In Indictment
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Nine people, including several current and former University of South Dakota football players have been arrested on federal conspiracy and identity theft charges.

The federal indictment was handed down Thursday.  Many of the men are from Tampa, Florida, but have played football for the University of South Dakota.

The news comes the day before the biggest game of the year for the University of South Dakota. The school is set to play in-state rival South Dakota State University on Saturday for the first time in nearly a decade but will compete without one player.

KELOLAND News has connected at least six of the suspects to USD as having either gone there or still attending school.

Twenty-year-old Christopher Lundy is the only man named in the federal indictment that is still on the active roster for the Coyotes. KELOLAND News has confirmed Lundy will not play in Saturday's game.

Twenty-one-year-old Christopher Frierson is also charged.  He played on the football team earlier this year but is no longer listed on the roster. 

The indictment lists several former players including 21-year-old Alphonso Valdez and two standouts from last year, 24-year-old Jeremy Blount and 22-year-old Marquis Butler.

Twenty-seven-year-old Terry Liggins is a 2008 USD graduate.

All of the men are accused of being involved in a scheme which involved using stolen social security numbers and birth dates to file bogus income tax returns.  The number of claims requested totals more than $1 million.  The South Dakota U.S. Attorney's Office says the IRS had actually paid out $500,000 in fraudulent claims before the case came to light.

We'll have more on the charges and the men named in the papers tonight on KELOLAND News.

USD USD USD USD USD USD
Photo Credit:
Photo Gallery:

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Two People Go To Hospital Following Fight

7/28/2014 11:30 AM

Sioux Falls Police say a large fight behind the Best Buy store on 41st Street landed two people in the hospital early Sunday morning.

Full Story
Fmr. Walworth State's Attny. Charged With Rape

7/30/2014 1:27 PM

The former Walworth County State's Attorney has been arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree rape.

Full Story
Clerk Hurt During Attempted Robbery

7/27/2014 8:07 AM

Sioux Falls police are investigating an early morning attempted armed robbery that injured a clerk at a west-side convenience store.

Full Story
Severe Thunderstorm Hits Corsica

7/26/2014 5:55 PM

Severe storms dropped heavy rain and large hail today in many parts of KELOLAND.

Full Story | Watch
Two 16-Year-Olds Arrested In Vandalism Spree

7/25/2014 11:30 AM

According to Sioux Falls Police, two 16-year-olds were arrested overnight after a vandalism spree.

Full Story


Events