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(SD)-Former OST Official Gets Probation In Embezzlement Case

By: John Axtell Posted at: 11/08/2017 11:58 PM
PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) -  A district vice chairman of the Oglala Sioux Tribe has been given a sentence of 2 years unsupervised parole after pleading guilty to embezzling from the tribe.

     57-year-old Charles Cummings of Martin will also pay $2,500 in restitution...part of a plea agreement reached in August.

     Cummings, who was vice-chairman of the LaCreek district, admitted in federal court to stealing from the tribe between December 2015 and January 2016.


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