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Ex-Rocky Boy tribal lending leaders make plea deal

HELENA (AP) — Two former leaders of an online lending company have made plea deals with federal prosecutors investigating corruption at Plain Green, the high-interest lender that has made millions of dollars for the Chippewa Cree Tribe.

Neal Rosette and Billi Anne Morsette agreed to plead guilty to charges in two indictments that they embezzled money, took bribes and didn’t pay federal income taxes, according to recent court filings.

The deals set the total amount to be paid back to the tribe at about $1.3 million. Rosette also would owe the IRS more than $232,000, and Morsette more than $165,...


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