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CASE 0:13-cr-00192-RHK-LIB Document 1 Filed 07/23/13 Page 1 of 1

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT

DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA

I.]NITED STATES OF AMERICA,

Plaintiff,

l. MELANIEROSEBENAIS. and
2. RONALDAMYRA SMITH,

Defendants.

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THE IjNITED STATES GRAND JURY CHARGES THAT:

COLINT I
(Kidnapping)

On or about June 13,2013, in the State and District of Minnesota, and within the

exterior boundaries of the Red Lake Indian Reservation. the defendants,

MELANIE ROSE BENAIS, and

RONALDA MYRA SMITH,

who are Indians, while aiding and abetting each other, did unlawfully seize, confine,

inveigle, decoy, kidnap, abduct, and carry away and hold for ransom and reward and

otherwise any p€rson, namely S.N.N., also an Indian, and such act against S.N.N. was

done within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, in

violation ofTitle 18, United States Code, Sections 2, 1151, ll53(a), and l20l(aX2).

A TRUE BILL

LINITED STATES ATTORNEY

FOREPERSON

JUL 2! 2013

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