Former State Senator pleads no contest to making false domestic violence report against ex-husband

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A former South Dakota state senator has pleaded no contest to making a false domestic violence report against her ex-husband.

A magistrate judge Monday gave Lyndi DiSanto a suspended 90-day jail sentence, which means she would only serve the time if she violates terms of her probation.

Judge Todd Hyronimus granted a request by DiSanto’s attorney for a suspended imposition of sentence which allows defendants to have their first conviction sealed if they successfully complete their sentence.

DiSanto was also ordered to pay a $250 fine.

Defense attorney Robert Pasqualucci entered the plea on DiSanto’s behalf.