On May 24th and 25th, 2016, a federal jury trial was held in Aberdeen, South Dakota, alleging that a Little Eagle, SD man had assaulted another individual. The Honorable Charles B. Kornmann presided over the two day jury trial.
The charge stemmed from an incident which occurred in January 2014, when Mr. Finer’s client allegedly assaulted a male acquaintance with a glass bottle.
Following the close of evidence, the jury found Mr. Finer’s client NOT GUILTY of Aggravated Assault, as well as NOT GUILTY of the lesser included crime of Simple Assault. Mr. Finer’s client was released from federal custody immediately following the trial after spending roughly 8 months in jail.