Rattler is Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge
On September 27, 2018, Chief Judge Daniel Hovland sentenced Rattler to 36 months pursuant to a non-cooperating plea agreement previously accepted by the court on February 13, 2018. Under the agreement, the Use of Fire to Commit a Federal Felony Offense charge was dismissed and prosecutors and defense jointly recommended a sentence of three years in prison for the Civil Disorder charge. Rattler self-surrendered to the Bureau of Prisons on November 26, 2018, and was placed in FCI Sandstone in Minnesota.
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Please write to him at:
Michael “Rattler” Markus
Prisoner No. 06280-073
Federal Correctional Institution
PO Box 1000
Sandstone, MN 55072
Case No: 1:17-CR-00030-DLH-1
Sandra Freeman and John Murphy
Rattler Sentenced to 36 Months (September 27, 2018)
Rattler Reaches Non-Cooperating Plea Agreement (January 21, 2018)