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Journal staff  April 19, 2017

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have scheduled a news conference on Monday in Rapid City to announce indictments of 15 defendants on charges of illegal trafficking of eagles and other migratory birds.

The news conference is set for 2 p.m. at the South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Outdoor Campus West at 4130 Adventure Trail.

The charges stem from an undercover operation over the course of two years, according to a news release.

Announcing the indictments will be Randy Seiler, U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota; Eric Kelderman, Assistant U.S. Attorney of Rapid City; Meghan Dilges, Assistant U.S. Attorney of Pierre; and Steve Oberholtzer, Special Agent, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service of Denver.

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