PIERRE, S.D. — A Rapid City man has pleaded not guilty to stealing from a program that provides legal services to low-income people on American Indian reservations in the Dakotas.

Fifty-five-year-old Kevin Lewis is charged in U.S. District Court with theft from a program receiving federal funds. Authorities allege he took an unspecified amount of money while working as managing attorney for Dakota Plains Legal Services.

A trial date hasn’t been set. Lewis faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted, along with restitution.

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