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Second Circuit Briefs in US v. Thomas (Former Mashantucket Pequot Chair)

Here: Thomas Opening Brief US Brief Thomas Reply Brief TK Lower court materials here.

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Eighth Circuit Affirms Conviction of Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Member for Misapplication of Tribal Funds

Here is the opinion in United States v. Wanna. An excerpt: A jury convicted Charlene Wanna of misapplication of funds from an Indian tribal organization and aiding and abetting in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1163 and 2. The district … Continue reading

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Ninth Circuit Vacates 18 Month Sentence for Defrauding Fort Peck

Here are the materials in United States v. Greybull: CA9 Unpublished Opinion Greybull Opening Brief US Answer Brief

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Federal Court Holds Sisseton Housing Authority is Tribal Organization for Purposes of 18 USC § 1163

Here are the materials in United States v. Red Thunder (D. S.D.): 51 White Motion to Dismiss 53 Red Owl Motion to Dismiss 54 DuMarce Motion to Dismiss 56 Red Thunder Motion to Dismiss 57 Government’s Response 61 MJ R&R … Continue reading

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Eighth Circuit Affirms Conviction of Embezzlement from Spirit Lake Housing

Here are the materials in United States v. Yankton: CA8 Unpublished Opinion Yankton Opening Brief US Brief Yankton Reply Brief From the court’s syllabus: Evidence was sufficient to support defendant’s conviction for embezzlement and theft from an Indian tribal organization.

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Ninth Circuit Partially Reverses Conviction for Theft from Fort Peck Tribe

Here is the opinion in United States v. White Eagle. The court’s summary: The panel affirmed in part and reversed in part a criminal judgment in a case arising out of the involvement by the Bureau of Indian Affairs Superintendent … Continue reading

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Seventh Circuit Affirms Conviction for Theft from Sokaogon Ojibwe Tribe

Here is the opinion: US v McGeshik An excerpt: Dori McGeshick, a tribal employee, helped administer a federal grant to build 11 new homes on a Native American reservation. Tasked with acquiring appliances for the new homes, McGeshick took the … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit Affirms Conviction for Theft from a Tribal Organization (Northern Arapahoe Tribe)

Here are the materials in United States v. Addison: Addison Brief Federal Govt Brief CA10 Opinion An excerpt: Amanda Addison and Melody St. Clair were on trial for embezzling or converting funds from the Northern Arapahoe Tribe’s Department of Social … Continue reading

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ALT Coverage of Federal Indictments related to Blackfeet Nation Moose Hunt

Ugh. Here is the blog post. News coverage here. Here are the indictments: Indictments

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Eighth Circuit Affirms Kickbacks Conviction of Duane Big Eagle, former Crow Creek Sioux Chair

Here are the materials in United States v. Big Eagle: 113754P — CA8 opinion Big Eagle Brief US Brief Big Eagle Reply

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