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Sentencing delayed for Nisqually vice chairman Willie Frank


Sentencing in two theft cases has been delayed a few days for William “Willie” Thomas C. Frank III, vice chairman of the Nisqually Tribal Council and son of the late Nisqually tribal leader Billy Frank Jr.

Frank appeared Monday in Thurston County Superior Court for a sentencing on two separate cases pending from 2014. The courtroom was crowded with dozens of supporters for Frank, who faces up to 14 months in prison.

At Monday’s hearing, Judge Anne Hirsch postponed her decision until 11 a.m. Friday, citing the need for more time after hearing the defense’s arguments for leniency.

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