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Massive Navajo Corruption Case Winds Down: Last Three Defendants Face Trials

 


More than five years after a special prosecutor first brought charges against a staggering number of Navajo leaders accused of misusing the tribe’s discretionary funds, three individuals are still facing criminal trials.

A trial for Navajo Nation Council Delegate Mel R. Begay is set for March 14 in district court in Window Rock, Arizona. Begay, who has served as a delegate for 12 years, faces 16 complaints of making or permitting false vouchers. Seven of those complaints allege that between 2006 and 2010, Begay personally authorized at least $33,750 in financial assistance for his six children.

Trials are still pending in the Dilkon, Arizona, district court for former Council delegates Hoskie Kee and Young Jeff Tom.

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/02/19/massive-navajo-corruption-case-winds-down-last-three-defendants-face-trials-163463

 

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