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Chippewa Cree official sentenced in corruption investigation


HELENA (AP) – A former Chippewa Cree tribal official was sentenced Thursday to more than three years in prison after he pleaded guilty to taking bribes from contractors that included cash, jewelry, furniture, a saddle and an all-expense-paid family trip to Las Vegas, prosecutors said.

U.S. District Judge Brian Morris also ordered Timothy Rosette to pay $600,000 in restitution to the tribe.

Rosette was the director of the tribe’s roads branch and the head of its health clinic’s environmental health unit, giving him the authority to award contracts and payments for agencies of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.


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