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A Pine Ridge man was sentenced to 37 months of custody followed by three years of supervised released after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter on May 8 in U.S. District Court. 

Brent Janis, 22, was indicted by a federal grand jury in June 2016 according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's office. The charge is related to Janis driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol on April 8, 2016. Janis lost control of the vehicle, went in the ditch and rolled. Two people were ejected from the vehicle and were killed in the crash. 

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Janis was ordered to self-report to a Bureau of Prisons facility upon designation of where he'll serve his sentence.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Justice Services, the Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

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