Sisseton-Wahpeton officials plead not guilty to embezzlement
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Six current and former Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate officials accused of stealing more than $50,000 from the Dakotas tribe have pleaded not guilty.
Carrie Godfrey, Gerald German Jr., Ann German, Calvin Max Sr., Gerald Heminger Jr. and Colette White were indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 6. They're charged with conspiracy to embezzle and embezzlement from an Indian tribal organization in connection with a checks scheme that authorities say happened between 2010 and 2013.