Havre Daily News - News you can use

 
 

By Tim Leeds 

Eastlick enters plea deal in Rocky Boy embezzlement case

 

March 20, 2014



Eastlick enters plea deal in Rocky Boy embezzlement charges

by Tim Leeds

A Havre man has agreed to plead guilty in a deal on two cases alleging he committed fraud and embezzlement at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.

James Howard Eastlick Jr. has reached a plea agreement with the federal prosecutors that will involve a plea in one of two cases alleging he and others defrauded the government and stole federal funds allocated for projects at Rocky Boy.

His co-defendants include former state Rep. Tony Belcourt, D-Box Elder, also a former Chippewa Cree Tribe council member and CEO of the Chippewa Cree Construction Corp. when the alleged embezzlement took place.

U.S. District Judge Brian Morris vacated the trial set for April 15 and scheduled a change-of-plea hearing for Eastlick on May 1.

Watch today’s Havre Daily News and this website for more updates on this story.

 

Reader Comments

(2)

madathem writes:

this guy and chance are the one's behind all the thievery up here.. another one is Dr huff, he got away with all the dental equipment .. We still say these two got away with all our Zalazar Monies.. that's where Icon comes into play.... Keep going feds the people are still behind you.

DonnieSue writes:

A slap on the hands and a hundred dollar fine and of the Cayman Isles to spend our money, We are just a bunch of fools who borrowed money on his employee loan program that he most likely didn't get approval for outside activities from the federal government as a federal contract employee, But too late now. What we going to do now suckers!