Acting United States Attorney Dennis R. Holmes announced that a Corsica, South Dakota, man convicted of wire fraud and money laundering was sentenced t0 91 months and ordered to pay $24.2 million in restitution on Nov. 4 by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.






Robert Blom, age 59, was also ordered to have an additional followed by three years of supervised release and pay a special assessment of $200 to the Federal Crime Victims.

Blom was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 3, 2020. He pleaded guilty on Aug. 2, 2021.

The conviction stemmed from incidents beginning on or about January 2014 and continuing through February 2019, when Blom, with the intent to defraud, devised and intended to devise a scheme and artifice to defraud and to obtain money and property from others. Blom’s scheme and artifice to defraud was to unjustly enrich himself by obtaining funds fraudulently.

Blom operated a custom cattle-feeding business in the Corsica area. As a part of his business, Blom solicited…

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