Tribal judge resigns


A Chippewa Cree tribal judge has resigned after pleading guilty to a charge of obstruction of justice in U.S. District Court.

Tribal officials are expected to call for a special election to replace her next week.

Associate Judge Crystal Lavern Denny, 31, sent a letter of resignation to the tribal council on Thursday, council member Pete Lamere said.

Denny pleaded guilty in federal court in Billings on Feb. 14. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, FBI agents discovered in June that Denny had warned a person to "put his stuff away" because the FBI had a search warrant for the person's res...

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