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  • Skabewis
    Ex-tribal leader sentenced for fraud, embezzlement
    by Skabewis
    By Denise LaVoie
    Boston, Massachusetts (AP)

    The former leader of a Massachusetts tribe traced back to the country’s first Thanksgiving was sentenced May 7 to nearly three-and-a-half years in prison for embezzling tribal funds and violating campaign laws while working with convicted...
    05-14-2009, 03:26 PM
  • Skabewis
    Former tribal leader sentenced for gun crimes
    by Skabewis
    New London, Connecticut (AP)

    The former vice chairman of the Eastern Pequot tribe has been sentenced to 28 months in prison for illegally giving his convicted felon cousin guns to pay off what authorities say was a drug debt.

    A New London Superior Court judge sentenced...
    03-17-2010, 05:44 PM
  • Skabewis
    Tribal ex-governor gets 5 years for misusing funds
    by Skabewis
    Bangor, Maine (AP)

    A former Passamaquoddy governor has been sentenced to five years in prison for misusing more than $1.8 million in tribal and federal funds.

    After a three-week jury trial, Robert Newell was found guilty in November of 29 counts of conspiracy and misapplication...
    04-30-2009, 02:41 PM
  • Skabewis
    Former tribal clerk Hannah Elizabeth Francis sentenced
    by Skabewis
    Muskogee, Oklahoma (AP)

    A federal judge has sentenced a Tulsa woman to two years of probation in connection with an embezzlement investigation of the Muscogee Creek Nation.

    U.S. Attorney Sheldon J. Sperling said Nov. 25 that Hannah Elizabeth Francis was sentenced for embezzlement...
    12-04-2008, 01:40 PM
  • Skabewis
    Former Nebraska tribal agency director sentenced
    by Skabewis
    Omaha, Nebraska (AP)

    A former director of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska’s community development agency has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for embezzling more than $80,000 from the agency.

    A federal judge in Omaha also ordered 55-year-old Cecelia Earth on...
    02-10-2009, 03:47 PM



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