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By Tim Leeds 

Belcourt, Burns to plead guilty Wednesday

Hailey Belcourt scheduled to plead Thursday

 

April 1, 2014



The change of plea hearings for two defendants in a string of indictments alleging conspiracies of fraud and embezzlement at Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation are set for Wednesday in Great Falls.

Federal court records show that Chippewa Cree Construction Corp. CEO Tony Belcourt, a former Chippewa Cree Tribe council member and former state representative, is scheduled to plead guilty to charges in federal court in Great Falls at 2 p.m. Wednesday, while his co-defendant Hunter Burns is scheduled to change his plea in an earlier hearing, at 11:30 a.m.

Belcourt’s wife, Hailey Belcourt, is s...



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