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Agencies look to Montana corruption probe as model

GREAT FALLS — An aggressive anti-corruption campaign in Montana that has targeted the theft of federal funds from American Indian reservations should be replicated elsewhere, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.

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Ex-University of Great Falls student sentenced to prison for student aid fraud

A former University of Great Falls student will spend six months in federal prison for his role in a fraud involving his parents to get student aid.

December 17, 2014 3:01 pmLoading…

Tribal rodeo official pleads guilty in corruption case

Another defendant has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from a corruption investigation on the Rocky Boy's Reservation of northern Montana.

December 09, 2014 1:30 pmLoading…

Laurel woman convicted in Chippewa Cree corruption case denies blackmail charges

A Laurel woman awaiting sentencing on corruption charges involving the Chippewa Cree Tribe and other fraud crimes is facing new allegations that she tried to blackmail her brother and sister-in-law for more than a half-million dollars.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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