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Laurel couple admits charges of multiple fraud, corruption cases

A Laurel couple, along with their son, admitted federal charges in Great Falls this week after facing charges related to a series of crimes stemming from a large corruption probe involving the Chippewa Cree Tribe on the Rocky Boy’s Reservation.

October 01, 2014 5:13 pmLoading…

Ex-BLM officials indicted in elaborate fraud scheme

Two former high-level federal Bureau of Land Management officials who worked in Virginia, including a deputy state director from Montana, have denied criminal charges accusing them of defrauding the government in an employment scheme.

September 11, 2014 5:15 pmLoading…

Laurel man denies charges in Chippewa Cree corruption investigation

A Laurel man already facing federal fraud charges recently denied new charges linked to a large corruption investigation involving the Chippewa Cree Tribe on the Rocky Boy’s Reservation.

August 06, 2014 2:53 pmLoading…

Box Elder man sentenced in Rocky Boy's corruption

HAVRE — A Box Elder man has been sentenced for his role in a conspiracy to give kickbacks to Chippewa Cree tribal leaders and others in exchange for federally funded contracts to build a regional water system.

July 14, 2014 12:37 pmLoading…
3 sentenced in Crow corruption case

3 sentenced in Crow corruption case

The former director of the Crow Tribe’s Historic Preservation Office and his son avoided federal prison sentences on Wednesday for convictions in a corruption scheme, but they will have to pay restitution — although the amount is far smaller than what the prosecution claimed.

June 11, 2014 5:00 pmLoading…

Defendants in Crow corruption case face sentencing today

The three remaining defendants in a corruption case on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation are being sentenced today in federal court after pleading guilty to conspiracy, theft and other charges.

June 11, 2014 12:30 pmLoading…

Plea deal for Havre man in tribal corruption case

HAVRE — A Havre businessman and former school board member is the last of eight defendants to reach a plea agreement with federal prosecutors over a fraud and embezzlement case on the Rocky Boy's Reservation.

June 02, 2014 3:14 pmLoading…

Laurel couple facing more fraud charges

A Laurel couple already facing fraud charges and their son this week all denied federal allegations they lied to get student aid money.

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Ex-lawmaker Belcourt pleads guilty to corruption charges

HELENA — A former state legislator pleaded guilty Wednesday to theft, bribery and tax-evasion charges for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks and bribes from consultants and contractors who were awarded federal money for projects on the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.

April 02, 2014 4:09 pmLoading…

Crow Agency man gets prison in corruption case

A Crow Agency man who admitted to participating in a double-billing scheme while working for the Crow Tribe’s Historic Preservation Office will spend six months in federal prison.

September 10, 2013 2:31 pmLoading…

Group urges Wyoming to toughen anti-corruption laws

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — While Wyoming has been relatively free of embarrassing political scandals, a national watchdog group is urging state legislators to be proactive and adopt stricter anti-corruption laws.

August 25, 2013 8:24 pmLoading…
Jury convicts 3 in Crow corruption case

Jury convicts 3 in Crow corruption case

A federal jury Friday convicted three former employees of the Crow Tribe’s Historic Preservation Office on all counts in a corruption case in which they were accused of stealing more than $500,000 from the tribe in a double-billing scheme.

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Jury gets Crow corruption case

A federal jury began deliberations Thursday afternoon in a Crow corruption case in which three former employees of the tribe’s historic preservation office are accused of defrauding the tribe of more than $500,000 in a double-billing scheme.

August 15, 2013 4:06 pmLoading…

Crow corruption trial opens in federal court

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.

August 13, 2013 5:30 pmLoading…

Guardians Project seeks to root out corruption

GREAT FALLS — Seven framed pictures hang on a wall of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Great Falls, each bearing the name of an operation that is part of a major push to root out corruption and theft from federal programs in Montana's Indian Country.

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4th defendant in Crow corruption case admits pay fraud

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.

May 21, 2013 4:41 pmLoading…

New task force probes Indian Country fraud, corruption

The federal indictment on Tuesday of the former director of the Crow Tribe’s Historic Preservation Office, Dale Old Horn, and six others others on corruption charges is one of the first cases to be investigated by a new federal task force.

December 11, 2012 5:15 pmLoading…

Study ranks Wyoming's corruption risk as high

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Wyoming is the third-worst state in the nation when it comes to laws preventing corruption or promoting openness and accountability, according to a newly released national study.

March 20, 2012 11:45 pmLoading…

Former BIA officer gets 4 years for corruption

GREAT FALLS - A former Bureau of Indian Affairs officer on the Fort Peck Reservation who was convicted of stealing from the tribe's loan program has been sentenced to four years and three months in prison.

November 07, 2011 8:51 pmLoading…

Jury convicts ex-BIA superintendent in corruption case

A federal jury Thursday convicted the former Bureau of Indian Affairs superintendent on the Fort Peck Reservation in a corruption case involving the tribe’s loan program.

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