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Begay found guilty of misusing tribal money


WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - A jury found Navajo Nation Council Delegate Mel R. Begay guilty on 10 criminal counts related to giving $34,000 of discretionary fund money to family members.

After seven days in trial, the six-member jury from the Navajo Nation, three men and three women, deliberated for less than three hours before returning guilty verdicts for conspiracy to commit fraud and nine counts of submitting false vouchers for Navajo Nation money.


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