Pine Ridge Res Woman Pleads Not Guilty In Assault Fraud Scam

     A Pine Ridge Reservation woman has pleaded Not Guilty to 20 felony counts of assault and fraud. 

       40-year old Frenchone One Horn, also known as Frenchone Kills in Water, remains in the custody of U-S Marshals awaiting trial set for Feb 9.

        One Horn faces 7 counts each of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, 4 counts of Maiming, and single counts of Health Care Fraud Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud. 

     The charges relate to an alleged scheme in 2018 and 19 that saw 5 individuals voluntarily undergo assault with rocks to commit health care fraud.

       The assaults resulted in serious bodily injury with 3 of the victims having fingers amputated. 

      One Horn is also accused of providing fraudulent information about the intentional assaults in order to obtain the prescription painkiller Hydrocodone.