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Former Makah Tribal Council leader sentenced for embezzlement of tribal funds


TACOMA — A former Neah Bay resident who followed in his grandfather's footsteps to serve on the Makah Tribal Council has been sentenced to six months' incarceration for embezzling tribal funds.

Ryland Chad Bowechop, 38, of Bellingham was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty Feb. 3 in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to stealing $30,000.


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