May 14, 2020
Mike Tanner

PIERRE, S.D.—A Sisseton man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $380,000 in restitution for embezzling tribal funds.

South Dakota U.S. Attorney Ron Parsons announced the sentence for 48 year-old Dustin Martin Kirk this week.

Following his release from prison, Kirk will be on supervised release for three years.

According to court documents, Kirk and his now-defunct business, Siouxland Lumber and Materials LLC, embezzled, stole and converted nearly $400,000 belonging to Dakota National Development Corporation and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Housing Authority.

Kirk established Siouxland Lumber and Materials in April 2016. The company dissolved two years later.

Parsons says Kirk used his company and its bank account for personal expenses, and to withdraw money for non-business related purchases, including gambling.

Kirk was ordered to report to the U.S. Marshal’s Service to begin serving his prison term on June 2nd.