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Tribal Justice News - September 23, 2011

 


TRIBAL JUSTICE NEWS

September 2, 2011- September 23, 2011

LEGAL/ PROSECUTORIAL ACTION

Navajo Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Four-Year-Old Child (U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico)

U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that Cassadine McDonald, 26, entered a guilty plea to a three-count information charging him with aggravated sexual abuse under a plea agreement with the United States Attorney's Office. Under the terms of his plea agreement, McDonald will be sentenced to a 15-year term of imprisonment to be followed by five years of supervised release. After completing his prison sentence, McDonald will be required to register as a sex offender. McDonald, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Two Grey Hills, New Mexico, admitted forcing a four-year-old female child to engage in sexual acts on three separate occasions between August 2010 and January 2011.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nm/pr/2011/2011-09-07_mcdonald_pr.pdf

Bullhead Woman Pleads Guilty to Witness Tampering (U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota)

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Lucille Little Eagle, age 23, of Bullhead, South Dakota, appeared before United States District Judge Charles B. Kornmann on August 31, 2011, and pled guilty to count five of an indictment that charged her with tampering with a witness. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both.

http://www.fbi.gov/minneapolis/press-releases/2011/bullhead-woman-pleads-guilty-to-witness-tampering?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=minneapolis-press-releases&utm_content=30228

Mission Woman Sentenced in Meth Case (U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota)

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Mission woman charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine by a federal grand jury was sentenced on September 6, 2011, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Arlene Love Siers, age 22, was sentenced to 37 months of custody, three years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund. Siers was indicted for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance on March 8, 2011. She pled guilty to the charge on June 20, 2011.

http://www.fbi.gov/minneapolis/press-releases/2011/mission-woman-sentenced-in-meth-case?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=minneapolis-press-releases&utm_content=30230

Lapwai Man Sentenced for Stealing from Nez Perce Express (U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho)

U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced that Michael Charles Taylor, 39, of Lapwai, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday to 12 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for grand theft. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Taylor to pay $9,146.88 in restitution. He pleaded guilty to the charge on June 15, 2011.

http://www.fbi.gov/saltlakecity/press-releases/2011/lapwai-man-sentenced-for-stealing-from-nez-perce-express?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=salt-lake-city-press-releases&utm_content=30276

Rathdrum Man Pleads gets 60 Months for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth (U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho)

U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced that Shad Alan Johnson, 39, of Rathdrum, Idaho, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Johnson to serve five years of supervised release during which he will need to allow searches of his home, automobile and person, perform 200 hours of community service, and take random drug tests. Johnson pleaded guilty to the charge on September 16, 2010.

http://www.fbi.gov/saltlakecity/press-releases/2011/rathdrum-man-gets-60-months-for-conspiracy-to-distribute-meth?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=salt-lake-city-press-releases&utm_content=30482

Third Defendant Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Victims in Supai at Bottom of Grand Canyon (U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona)

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona announced that Victor Grounds, 30, a member of the Havasupai Indian Tribe, pleaded guilty yesterday to Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury for striking a victim in the Supai Village, at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, in December 2010. Sentencing is set before U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell on December 5, 2011. Co-defendants, Tony Crooke and Robert Hastings, Jr., have also pleaded guilty. A conviction for each count of Assault carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/az/PR_09082011_Grounds.html

Lower Brule Man Pleads Guilty to Domestic Assault by an Habitual Offender (U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota)

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Charles Allen Grey Owl, a/k/a Raymond Keith Grey Owl, age 42, of Lower Brule, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on September 7, 2011, and pled guilty to count one of the indictment that charged him with domestic assault by an habitual offender. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years’ imprisonment.

http://www.fbi.gov/minneapolis/press-releases/2011/lower-brule-man-pleads-guilty-to-domestic-assault-by-an-habitual-offender?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=minneapolis-press-releases&utm_content=30433

Lower Brule Man Pleads Guilty to Assaulting a Federal Officer (U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota)

U.S. Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Damon LaRoche, age 36, of Lower Brule, appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange on September 7, 2011, and pled guilty to superseding information that charged him with assaulting a federal officer. The maximum penalty upon conviction is eight years’ imprisonment.

http://www.fbi.gov/minneapolis/press-releases/2011/lower-brule-man-pleads-guilty-to-assaulting-a-federal-officer?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=minneapolis-press-releases&utm_content=30431

San Felipe Pueblo Men Plead Guilty to Fraud and Related Activity (U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico)

U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that defendant Rodney Sanchez, 37, pleaded guilty to an information charging fraud and related activity in connection with access devices. On September 9, 2011, defendant Jonathan Garcia, 41, pleaded guilty to an information charging the same violation. The defendants, both enrolled members of the San Felipe Pueblo, admitted to engaging in a scheme with another individual to convert Hollywood Casino customer "reward points" to their own use. The Hollywood Casino is a dually licensed tribal casino located on the San Felipe Pueblo.

Orr Woman Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota)

U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones announced that a 44-year-old Orr woman was sentenced for stabbing a man in a domestic incident on August 28, 2010, while on the Bois Forte Indian Reservation. United States District Court Judge Donovan W. Frank sentenced Teresa Lynn Hill to five years of probation, including a nine-months stay in a halfway house, on one count of assault with a dangerous weapon. Hill was indicted on January 11, 2011, and pleaded guilty on May 4, 2011.

http://www.fbi.gov/minneapolis/press-releases/2011/orr-woman-sentenced-for-assault-with-a-dangerous-weapon?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=minneapolis-press-releases&utm_content=30757

Red Lake Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing a Girl (U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota)

U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones announced that a 22-year-old Red Lake man pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a girl while on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Byron Keith Kingbird, Jr. pleaded guilty to one count of sexual abuse of a minor. Kingbird, who was indicted on May 2, 2011, entered his plea before United States District Court Chief Judge Michael J. Davis.

http://www.fbi.gov/minneapolis/press-releases/2011/red-lake-man-pleads-guilty-to-sexually-abusing-a-girl?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=minneapolis-press-releases&utm_content=30759

Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Misprision of Felony (U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota)

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Eagle Butte man charged with misprision of a felony was sentenced on September 6, 2011, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Oscar Lance Whiteman, age 23, was sentenced to 13 months in custody, one year of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

http://www.fbi.gov/minneapolis/press-releases/2011/eagle-butte-man-sentenced-for-misprision-of-felony?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=minneapolis-press-releases&utm_content=31150

Dupree Man Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Vicoprofen (U.S. Attorney for the District of South Dakota)

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Dupree man charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute Vicoprofen (a combination Hydrocodone product) was sentenced on September 6, 2011, by United States District Judge Roberto A. Lange. Leland Brown Wolf, age 40, was sentenced to two months in custody, two years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund.

http://www.fbi.gov/minneapolis/press-releases/2011/dupree-man-sentenced-for-conspiracy-to-distribute-vicoprofen?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=minneapolis-press-releases&utm_content=31148

Flying Horse Sentenced for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota)

U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on September 12, 2011, Elmer Flying Horse, 25, of Porcupine, North Dakota, was sentenced on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon in United States District Court. Flying Horse pleaded guilty to the charge on June 20, 2011. Judge Hovland sentenced Flying Horse to two years and three months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Flying Horse was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund and $8,383.90 in restitution.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nd/pressreleases/2011/09-12-2011-Flying%20Horse%20Sentenced.pdf

Dunseith Man Sentenced for Assault (U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota)

United States Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on September 12, 2011, Ricky Lafountain, 27, of Dunseith, North Dakota, was sentenced in United States District Court by Senior Judge Patrick A. Conmy on a charge of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Lafountain pleaded guilty to the charge on June 6, 2011. Judge Conmy sentenced Lafountain to two years and 11 months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Lafountain was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund and $8,278.40 in restitution.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nd/pressreleases/2011/09-12-2011-Lafountain%20Sentenced.pdf

Third Armed Robber Pleads Guilty to Holding Up Navajo Nation Trading Post (U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona)

U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Arizona announced that Charles Yazzie, 20, of Round Rock Ariz. and a member of the Navajo Nation, pleaded guilty today to one count of Armed Robbery for holding up the Round Rock Trading Post on the Navajo Nation in July 2010. Sentencing is set before U.S. District Judge Paul G. Rosenblatt on November 29, 2011.

Parshall Man Pleads Guilty to Assault (U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota)

United States Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on September 12, 2011, Kyle B. Star, 33, of Parshall, North Dakota, pleaded guilty in United States District Court to a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. Sentencing for Star has been scheduled for December 12, 2011.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nd/pressreleases/2011/09-12-2011-Star%20Plea.pdf

St. Paul Man Indicted for Burglary on the Red Lake Indian Reservation (U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota)

U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones announced that a 37-year-old St. Paul man was indicted in connection with a July 24, 2011, home invasion and burglary of a residence on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The indictment charges Robert Joseph Downwind with one count of burglary in the first degree.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/mn/press/sep018.pdf

Navajo Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Sexually Abusing a Child (U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico)

U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that Benjamin Natonabah, 42, was sentenced to a 30-month term of imprisonment for his child sex abuse conviction. Natonabah, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Tohatchi, New Mexico, will be on supervised release for five years after he completes his prison sentence and will be required to register as a sex offender. Natonabah was indicted on January 12, 2011, and charged with two counts of sexual abuse in Indian Country. The indictment alleged that Natonabah engaged in sexual acts, including sexual intercourse, with a female child on two occasions on or about January 12, 2010. Natonabah was arrested on January 26, 2011 and has been in federal custody since that time.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nm/pr/2011/2011-09-13_natonabah_pr.pdf

Belcourt Man Sentenced for Assault on Federal Officer (U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota)

United States Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on September 13, 2011, Edward J. Allery, 29, of Belcourt, North Dakota, was sentenced in United States District Court by Senior Judge Patrick A. Conmy on a charge of assaulting and resisting a federal officer. Allery pleaded guilty to the charge on June 6, 2011.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nd/pressreleases/2011/09-13-2011-Allery%20Sentenced.pdf

St. Michael Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges (U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota)

U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on September 13, 2011, Darren Strouse of St. Michael, North Dakota, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Ralph R. Erickson on two counts of distribution of a controlled substance. Strouse, 33, pleaded guilty on June 30, 2011, to selling methamphetamine in November of 2009 and August of 2010 on the SpiritLake Indian Reservation.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nd/pressreleases/2011/09-14-2011-Stouse%20Sentenced.pdf

Devils Lake Woman Pleads Guilty to Aiding and Abetting the Burglary of a Post Office (U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota)

United States Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on September 13, 2011, Jewell Alberts of Devils Lake, North Dakota, pleaded guilty before United States District Court Judge Ralph R. Erickson to a charge of aiding and abetting the burglary of a post office located on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nd/pressreleases/2011/09-14-2011-Alberts%20Pleads%20Guilty.pdf

Red Lake Man Indicted for Assaulting a Woman (U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota)

U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones announced that a 38-year-old Red Lake man was indicted for

the domestic assault of a woman while on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. The indictment

charges Jamie Allan Greene, Sr., with one count of assault resulting in serious bodily injury. If convicted, Greene faces a potential maximum penalty of ten years in prison.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/mn/press/sep019.pdf

Man Gets Twenty-Five Years for 2nd Degree Murder in Indian Country (U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma)

United States Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward announced today that Steven Thompson Keeling, age 48, was sentenced to twenty-five years imprisonment for murdering Edward Brown on January 17, 2011. The murder is in Federal court based upon the deceased victim’s status as an Indian and the fact that the murder occurred in Indian Country.

Math Dealer Pleads Guilty in Takedown on Gila River Indian Community (U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona)

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arizona announced that Jaime Abraham Gonzales, 46, of Phoenix, pleaded guilty in federal court in Phoenix on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, to two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 Grams or More of Methamphetamine. Gonzales sold methamphetamine with a high level of purity six times between September 2010 and May 2011. In May 2011, officers from the Gila River Police Department conducted a search warrant of his home and found 68 grams of methamphetamine, $2,000 U.S. currency, a firearm with seven rounds in it, a two-foot sword, and drug paraphernalia, including scales, baggies, and needles. As part of the plea agreement, Gonzales has agreed to forfeit the money, weapons, ammunition, drugs, and drug paraphernalia.

Navajo Man Receives 24 Month Prison Sentence for Failing to Update Sex Offender Registration (U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico)

U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that Harold Jim, 34 of Thoreau, New Mexico, was sentenced to a 24-month term of imprisonment for failing to update his sex offender registration. After completing his prison sentence, Jim will be on supervised release for five years. Jim, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, has been in federal custody since his arrest on June 28, 2010.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nm/pr/2011/2011-09-15_jim_pr.pdf

Crownpoint Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Federal Child Sex Abuse Conviction (U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico)

U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that Alton Tom, 22, of Crownpoint, New Mexico, was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment to be followed by five years of supervised release for his abusive sexual contact conviction. Tom, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation, will be required to register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.Tom was arrested on March 2, 2011, after being charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child in an indictment filed on February 10, 2011.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nm/pr/2011/2011-09-15_tom_pr.pdf

Zuni Pueblo Man Sentenced to 66 Months in Prison for Federal Rape Conviction (U.S. Attorney for the District of New Mexico)

U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales announced that Jay Felix Johnson, 27, was sentenced to 66 months imprisonment to be followed by five years of supervised release for his aggravated sexual abuse conviction. Johnson, a member of the Pueblo of Zuni, will be required to register as a sex offender after he completes his prison sentence.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nm/pr/2011/2011-09-15_johnson_pr.pdf

BP Amoco to Pay U.S. $20.5 Million to Resolve Allegations of Royalty Underpayments from Indian and Federal Lands (Civil Division)

BP Amoco Corp. (formerly Amoco Corp.), Amoco Production Company, BP Exploration & Oil Inc., BP America Inc., Atlantic Richfield Company and Vastar (the BP defendants) have agreed to pay the United States $20.5 million to resolve claims that the companies violated the False Claims Act by knowingly underpaying royalties owed on natural gas produced from federal and Indian leases, the Justice Department announced.

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/September/11-civ-1201.html

Former Police Officer Sentenced to Almost Five Years in Prison for Dealing Oxycodone (U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington)

U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan announced that Bill Celeya Flores, 60, of Puyallup, Washington, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 57 months in prison and three years of supervised release for illegally possessing and distributing oxycodone and possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance (methadone). Between October 2008, and August 2009, an undercover DEA agent purchased large quantities of oxycodone from Flores at his smoke shop, The Lil’ Red Smoke Shop in Tacoma, Washington. Bill Celeya Flores is one of six people arrested in October, 2009, following a lengthy investigation of prescription drug dealing from the Indian Smoke Shop on Puyallup Tribal Trust Land in Milton, Washington and the Lil’ Red Smoke Shop on Tribal Trust Land in Tacoma, Washington.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/waw/press/2011/sep/flores.html

Fort Yates Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse (U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota)

United States Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on September 19, 2011, Jeffrey D. White Twin, 19, of Fort Yates, North Dakota, was sentenced in United States District Court by Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of sexual abuse. White Twin pleaded guilty to the charge on June 28, 2011. Judge Hovland sentenced White Twin to five years in federal prison to be followed by five years of supervised release. White Twin was ordered to pay restitution of $172.97 and a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund. White Twin must register as a sex offender.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nd/pressreleases/2011/09-19-2011-White%20Twin%20Sentenced.pdf

Nine Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking Cocaine in Heart of Tohono O’Odham Nation (U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona)

The U.S. Attorney’s Office of Arizona announced that nine defendants were sentenced to prison for charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine or possession with intent to distribute cocaine. This was a result of a five-month investigation led by the Tohono O’odham Police Department’s Anti-Violence Unit (AVU) and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) narcotics unit. The investigation focused on a network of tribal members involved in the cocaine trade centered in Sells, Arizona.

Phoenix Man Sentenced to Five Years in Federal Prison for Selling Methamphetamine (U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona)

U.S. District Judge David G. Campbell sentenced Jepheth Alexander Olsen, 23, to 60 months in federal prison for selling methamphetamine to undercover officers who were participating in an undercover operation which targeted methamphetamine dealers in both Tuba City and Flagstaff, Arizona. Olsen, of Phoenix, pleaded guilty on May 26, 2011, to Possession with the Intent to Distribute 5 Grams or More of Actual Methamphetamine.

Talihina Man Sentenced to One Year for Assault (U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma)

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that Chris Gene Hernandez, 41, of Talihina, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 1 year of probation for Assault. Charges arose from an investigation by the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The information alleged that on September 2, 2010, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, within Indian Country, the defendant, an Indian, did, assault a non-Indian.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/oke/press0911.html#hernandez

Second Tohono O’odham Man Sentenced to Eleven Years Imprisonment for Shooting at Probation Officers (U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona)

Norman Garcia, 25, of Tucson, Arizona, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Frank R. Zapata to 11 years imprisonment. The defendant and his brother Pancho Garcia, 28, both members of the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation, were found guilty by a federal jury on March 21, 2011, of two counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Use of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence. Pancho Garcia, 28, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on July 27, 2011. The victims, were attempting to conduct a welfare check on a juvenile who resided on the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation.

CONFERENCES

Indian Country Conference: Empowering Native American Women on the Wind River Indian Reservation (U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming)

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming held its Indian Country conference on September 7, 2011, dedicated to preventing violence against Native American women. The theme, “Knowledge is Power,” provided valuable information on how to identify an abusive situation, how to recognize domestic violence and sexual assault, safety issues, where to turn for services and when to report. More than 160 women were in attendance.

Assemblies: Empowering Native American Youth at Wyoming Indian High School (U.S. Attorney for the District of Wyoming)

On September 8, 2011, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Wyoming provided four assemblies at Wyoming Indian High School for 600 local middle school and high school students. The theme, “Strong Enough to Say No,” highlighted personal choices, dating violence, sexting and cyberbullying. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kerry Jacobson; BIA Special Agent Ted Thayer; Maria Trevizo, internationally known speaker and wellness facilitator; and Laurie Nathan, Manager of National Outreach and Partnerships for NetSmartz, a program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, presented the program.

GRANT ANNNOUNCEMENTS & AWARDS

Justice Department Awards $118 Million to Enhance, Support Tribal Justice and Safety (Office of the Associate Attorney General)

The Department of Justice announced grants to nearly 150 American Indian and Alaskan Native nations providing $118.4 million to enhance law enforcement practices, and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in eight purpose areas: public safety and community policing; methamphetamine enforcement; justice systems and alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; elder abuse; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs. The awards are made under the department’s Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), a single application for tribal-specific grant programs.

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/September/11-asg-1183.html

Navajo Nation DPS Crime Scene Technician Receives FBI Director’s Certificate (FBI Albuquerque Division)

The FBI announced that Donovan Becenti, a Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety crime scene technician, has received an FBI Director’s Certificate for his many years of helping the Albuquerque FBI Division’s Evidence Response Team process crime scenes on the Navajo reservation. Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Michael Harrigan presented the award to Becenti at the Navajo Department of Criminal Investigation office in Crownpoint on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011.

http://www.fbi.gov/albuquerque/press-releases/2011/navajo-nation-dps-crime-scene-technician-receives-fbi-directors-certificate?utm_campaign=email-Immediate&utm_medium=email&utm_source=albuquerque-press-releases&utm_content=32468

Justice Department Awards Over $1.9 Million to Enhance, Support Tribal Justice and Safety in Idaho (U.S. Attorney for the District of Idaho)

U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced today grants totaling $1,927,459 to

the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and Nez Perce Tribe in Idaho to enhance law enforcement practices and

sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in eight purpose areas: public safety and

community policing; methamphetamine enforcement; justice systems and alcohol and substance

abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; elder abuse; juvenile

justice; and tribal youth programs.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/id/news/2011/sept/dojawardtribal09142011.html

Justice Department Awards $4.3 Million to Enhance, Support Tribal Justice and Safety in Western District of Wisconsin (U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin)

U.S. Attorney John W. Vaudreuil announced today grants totaling $4,379,755 three tribes in the Western District of Wisconsin to enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in eight purpose areas: public safety and community policing; methamphetamine enforcement; justice systems and alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; elder abuse; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.

Justice Department Awards Over $1.9 Million to Enhance, Support Tribal Justice and Safety in North Dakota Tribal Communities (U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota)

U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced today grants totaling $1,903,846 to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Three Affiliated Tribes, and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota to enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in eight purpose areas: public safety and community policing; methamphetamine enforcement; justice systems and alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; elder abuse; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nd/pressreleases/2011/09-14-2011-CTAS%20Grant%20Awards.pdf

Justice Department Awards Over $3.6 Million to Enhance, Support Tribal Justice Safety in Nevada (U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada)

U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden announced today grants totaling $3,625,175 to five tribes in Nevada to enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in eight purpose areas: public safety and community policing; methamphetamine enforcement; justice systems and alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; elder abuse; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.

Justice Department Awards More than $6 Million to Enhance, Support Tribal Justice and Safety in the Northern District of Oklahoma (U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma)

U.S. Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward announced today grants totaling $6,001,594 to the Cherokee Nation, Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Osage Nation, Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma, and Wyandotte Nation in the Northern District of Oklahoma to enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in eight purpose areas: public safety and community policing; methamphetamine enforcement; justice systems and alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; elder abuse; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.

Justice Department Awards $567K to Enhance, Support Tribal Justice in Massachusetts (U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachussetts)

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz announced today that the Department of Justice has awarded the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head $567,236 to support the development, implementation, enhancement and continuing operation of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Judiciary. The Tribe will use funding to enhance and continue a traditional tribal justice system which is designed to articulate Aquinnah Wampanoag values, enable greater tribal self-governance, strengthen the economic and cultural health of the tribe, and build tribal court capacity at the local and state levels.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/ma/news/2011/September/WampanoagGrantawardPR.html

Justice Department Awards Over $5.7 Million to Enhance, Support Tribal Justice and Safety in Western Oklahoma (U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma)

U.S. Attorney Sanford C. Coats announced today that grants totaling over $5.7 million have been awarded to eight Indian tribes in the Western District of Oklahoma to enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts. These grants are designated in eight purpose areas: public safety and community policing; methamphetamine enforcement; justice systems and alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; elder abuse; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/okw/news/2011/2011_09_14.html

Justice Department Awards More than $11 Million to Enhance Tribal Justice and Safety in Western Washington (U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington)

U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan announced today more than $11 million in grants to ten Native American Tribes in the Western District of Washington to enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts. These funds will focus on eight areas: public safety and community policing; methamphetamine enforcement; justice systems and alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; elder abuse; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/waw/press/2011/sep/dojgrants.html

Justice Department Awards over $10 Million to Enhance, Support Tribal Justice and Safety in Arizona (U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona)

Acting U.S. Attorney Ann Birmingham Scheel announced today grants totaling $10,218,931 to the Colorado River Indian Tribes, Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Gila River Indian Community, Hualapai Tribe, Navajo Nation, Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Quechan Indian Tribe, The Hopi Tribe, Tohono O’odham Nation, and the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe in the District of Arizona to enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in eight purpose areas: public safety and community policing; methamphetamine enforcement; justice systems and alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; elder abuse; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.

Justice Department Awards $951,610 to Enhance, Support Tribal Justice and Safety in the Southern District of Florida (U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida)

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, announced today a $951,610 grants to the Seminole Tribe of Florida to enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in eight purpose areas: public safety and community policing; methamphetamine enforcement; justice systems and alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; elder abuse; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/fls/PressReleases/110914-03.html

Justice Department Awards $1.3 Million to Enhance, Support Tribal Justice and Safety in Kansas (U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas)

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced today grants totaling more than $1.3 million to the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas and the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Kansas to enhance law enforcement practices and sustain crime prevention and intervention efforts in eight purpose areas: public safety and community policing; methamphetamine enforcement; justice systems and alcohol and substance abuse; corrections and correctional alternatives; violence against women; elder abuse; juvenile justice; and tribal youth programs.

http://www.justice.gov/usao/ks/PressReleases/2011/sep/Aug14a.html

 

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