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Former Sioux Falls Storm players face federal charges

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Undated (KELO-AM) Two former Sioux Falls Storm indoor football players are among six people indicted by a federal grand jury on fraud conspiracy and identity theft charges.

Former Storm player, 27-year-old Undra Stewart Franks pleaded not guilty last month. Franks played for the Storm until 2013. The other former player, 28-year-old Donta Moore and the remaining four indicted. reportedly, will make their first court appearances in Sioux falls early this month. Moore played for the Storm until 2012.

United States Attorney for South Dakota Brendan Johnson announced that the indictment charges that the defendants conspired to defraud the United States by using personal identifying information, including Social Security numbers and dates of birth, stolen from others, to file fradulent income tax returns for false refunds.

 The maximum penalty upon conviction of the conspiracy offense is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 3 years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered.  The aggravated identity theft offense carries a mandatory sentence upon conviction of 2 years in custody consecutive to any other sentence. 

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