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A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced the former director of Housing Montana in Billings to two years probation and fined her $1,000 for stealing money from the organization.
Christa Ann McClure, the former executive director of Housing Montana in Billings, is expected to admit to a federal misdemeanor charge of stealing public money.
A federal judge has sentenced a California man to five years in prison for luring investors to sink money in what authorities said were fictitious oil and gas projects in eastern Montana’s Bakken oil patch.
Former Crow Tribal Chairman Cedric Black Eagle told a federal jury on Wednesday that the ex-director of the tribe’s historic preservation office did not seek his approval before changing the policy on billing companies that used its services.
Testimony opened Tuesday in federal court in Billings in a Crow Tribe corruption case in which the director of the tribe's historic preservation office and two former employees face allegations they defrauded the tribe of more than $500,000 in a billing scheme.
Although he had no training in archaeology and had not been hired by the Crow Tribe, Martin Lloyd Old Horn admitted he purported to work for the tribe’s Historic Preservation Office and took payment from companies doing business on the reservation.
One of Montana’s largest bank fraud cases ended Monday with a former top officer at a Malta bank being sentenced to nine years and two months in federal prison for embezzling nearly $3.7 million to cover personal debts.
A former Farm Service Agency worker who stole thousands of dollars from a farm program will spend two years on federal probation.
A Livingston mortgage broker who conned investors out of $740,000 for investments he knew to be questionable and diverted $500,000 of their money to his own use will spend 20 months in federal custody.