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Charges filed in Rocky Boy embezzlement

A day after the tribal government at Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation issued a press release denouncing allegations of misuse of federal money, the federal government unsealed indictments on six people including two prominent tribal officials.

The indictments allege embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal stimulus money for a regional water project.

Chippewa Cree Business Committee member and former chair John "Chance" Houle, 47, who is also vice chairman of the Chippewa Cree Construction Corp. and president of the Chippewa Cree Tribal Rodeo Association, and Tony Belcourt, 41...

 

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