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By Tim Leeds 

Round one of embezzlement charges closed


June 27, 2014

With the conviction of Fawn Tadios Thursday in federal court in Great Falls, the first round of Rocky Boy embezzlement cases, filed in 2013, is closed, but the next round is underway.

In April of last year, Chippewa Cree Tribe’s Business Committee member John “Chance” Houle, former council member and state Rep. Tony Belcourt, head of the Chippewa Cree Construction Corp., his wife, Hailey Belcourt, and James Howard Eastlick Sr. and his daughter and ex-son-in-law, Tammy and Mark Leischner, all of Laurel, were indicted on charges of embezzling money intended for a regional water system...

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Reader Comments

handsfree writes:

wonder if the good people of rocky boy will continue to sit on their hands while those in the 'second round' continue to get our tribe deeper and deeper in debt? they let this go on for twenty years and actually cheerleaded for these guys. you can find a whole bunch of 'apologists' telling people how the tribe should take a thousand dollars from each of us while leaving us all 300 'for the good of the people'. wonder what happened to that money? those people shouldn't vote. its on facebook


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