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Crow man sentenced to 6 months in corruption case

 

September 10, 2013



BILLINGS (AP) — A former Crow tribal employee has been sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to his role in a federal corruption case.

Martin Lloyd Old Horn is the youngest of seven defendants accused of stealing $500,000 from a tribal monitoring program that ensures commercial projects don't harm the reservation's archeologically or historically important areas.

The Billings Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1b2sFvA) U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon sentenced Old Horn in Helena Tuesday and ordered $21,830 restitution.

The 22-year-old Old Horn pleaded guilty in May to defrauding a company doing business on the reservation and submitting a false student-aid application.

His grandfather, former Crow Historic Preservation Office director Dale Drew Old Horn, is awaiting sentencing after being convicted of conspiracy, corrupt diversion of tribal revenues, mail fraud and theft.

 

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