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Shannon Augare

Montana state senator arrested by Blackfeet officers

Montana state senator arrested by Blackfeet officers

HELENA — Tribal law enforcement officers Friday arrested a state senator and Blackfeet leader accused of not complying with the terms of a plea agreement for drunken driving, a charge he has called false and politically motivated.

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Blackfeet judge issues arrest warrant for senator

Blackfeet judge issues arrest warrant for senator

HELENA — A Blackfeet judge has issued an arrest warrant for a state senator and tribal leader for not paying his fine for a conviction on obstruction and drunken-driving charges for fleeing a traffic stop on the northwestern Montana reservation a year ago.

May 09, 2014 3:28 pmLoading…
Augare pleads guilty in federal court to DUI

Augare pleads guilty in federal court to DUI

GREAT FALLS — Blackfeet tribal leader and state Sen. Shannon Augare has pleaded guilty in federal court to misdemeanor charges after he fled a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for drunken driving.

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State senator's attorney: Feds can't punish Augare because of plea in tribal court

State senator's attorney: Feds can't punish Augare because of plea in tribal court

HELENA — Federal prosecutors no longer have jurisdiction to try a state senator and Blackfeet tribal leader on drunken driving, reckless driving and obstruction charges after he pleaded guilty to the same crimes in tribal court, his attorney said in a new court filing.

November 04, 2013 6:35 pmLoading…
Augare wants federal charges dismissed

Augare wants federal charges dismissed

BROWNING — A state senator and Blackfeet tribal council member plans to ask a judge to drop federal drunken-driving and obstruction charges against him now that he has pleaded guilty to similar charges in tribal court.

October 30, 2013 11:49 amLoading…
Augare charged, pleads guilty in tribal court

Augare charged, pleads guilty in tribal court

HELENA — A state senator and suspended Blackfeet leader has pleaded guilty in tribal court to charges similar to those he faces in federal court over fleeing a sheriff’s deputy who stopped him for erratic driving.

October 24, 2013 3:48 pmLoading…
Blackfeet chairman reinstates 2 council members

Blackfeet chairman reinstates 2 council members

GREAT FALLS — The Blackfeet tribe’s chairman has reinstated two tribal council members after suspending two others, the latest round of turmoil in what has been a tumultuous year for the leadership of the northwestern Montana tribe.

October 22, 2013 1:11 pmLoading…
Blackfeet tribal chairman suspends 2 councilmen

Blackfeet tribal chairman suspends 2 councilmen

KALISPELL — The chairman of the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council suspended two councilmen - a state senator who faces a DUI charge and another on allegations of improper conduct on a recent trip to Washington, D.C. - after the business council did not act on his request for a formal vote on…

October 17, 2013 2:58 pmLoading…
Blackfeet chairman asks Augare to step aside

Blackfeet chairman asks Augare to step aside

HELENA — A Blackfeet tribal councilman and state senator accused of fleeing an officer during a traffic stop has refused a request by the tribe’s chairman to remove himself from his duties until his legal troubles are behind him.

October 14, 2013 1:31 pmLoading…
Judge: Feds can prosecute tribal leader for DUI

Judge: Feds can prosecute tribal leader for DUI

HELENA — The U.S. government can prosecute misdemeanor driving offenses on Indian reservations, a federal magistrate judge ruled Tuesday in rejecting a request to dismiss charges against a Blackfeet tribal leader and Montana state senator.

October 01, 2013 3:41 pmLoading…

Attorney: Tribal leader 's prosecution would upend law

GREAT FALLS — A Blackfeet Indian attorney says 200 years of tribal law will be upended if the U.S. government is allowed to prosecute a tribal leader for a victimless crime on the reservation.

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Woman accused in Blackfeet scheme makes plea deal

HELENA — One of the six people charged with embezzling money from and doctoring contributions to a $9.3 million federal program for troubled youth in the Blackfeet Indian tribe has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.

September 20, 2013 2:28 pmLoading…

Opponents seek ouster of Blackfeet council

An opposition group pushed for the ouster of Blackfeet Tribal Business Council members Tuesday during a rally outside the tribal offices that attendees said led to at least six arrests.

September 03, 2013 5:34 pmLoading…
Blackfeet chairman says Cotter broke tribe's trust

Blackfeet chairman says Cotter broke tribe's trust

HELENA — The chairman of the Blackfeet Indian tribe says the U.S. attorney for Montana broke the trust of the tribe when he decided to prosecute a tribal council member and state senator accused of fleeing a traffic stop on the reservation.

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6 charged with embezzling $9.3M from Montana tribal youth program

6 charged with embezzling $9.3M from Montana tribal youth program

GREAT FALLS — Six people who oversaw a Blackfeet program for troubled youth were arraigned Thursday on charges they embezzled from the $9.3 million project and doctored invoices to embellish the tribal contributions needed to keep the federal money flowing.

August 08, 2013 10:49 am Photos

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Montana lawmaker pleads not guilty to DUI, obstruction

Montana lawmaker pleads not guilty to DUI, obstruction

GREAT FALLS — State Sen. Shannon Augare pleaded not guilty Tuesday to fleeing a sheriff's deputy who stopped him for drunken driving, and his attorney pledged to challenge a federal court's jurisdiction in a case that would usually be handled by the tribal justice system.

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Montana lawmaker charged with DUI excused from committees

Montana lawmaker charged with DUI excused from committees

HELENA — A state senator and Blackfeet tribal leader accused of drunken driving and obstructing a peace officer is being excused from committee work.

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Summons issued for Montana state senator charged with DUI

Summons issued for Montana state senator charged with DUI

HELENA — A magistrate judge has issued a court summons for a state senator and Blackfeet tribal leader accused of drunken driving and obstructing a peace officer.

June 24, 2013 4:43 pmLoading…
Augare charged with DUI, obstruction

Augare charged with DUI, obstruction

HELENA — Federal prosecutors on Friday charged state Sen. Shannon Augare with drunken driving, obstructing a peace officer and reckless driving after the Browning Democrat allegedly told a sheriff's deputy last month that he had no jurisdiction to arrest him and fled a traffic stop.

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FBI takes over investigation into Montana state senator

FBI takes over investigation into Montana state senator

HELENA — The FBI has stepped in to lead the investigation into a state senator and Blackfeet tribal leader accused of fleeing an officer who suspected him of drunken driving, according to new court documents.

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