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Former Pierre business leader pleads not guilty to felonies

PIERRE (AP) — A former downtown business leader in Pierre has pleaded not guilty in state court to felony charges of theft and forgery.

The Capital Journal reports that 37-year-old Jeanine Maskovich is a former president of the Historic Pierre Street Association. She's accused of forgery and theft of $3,122 while working for Pierre Monument Company.

She faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted on both charges.