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Tribal Council Member Jailed for Embezzlement


TACOMA, Wash. (CN) — A former Makah Tribal Council member will serve six months in prison for embezzling $30,000 from the tribe.

Ryland Chad Bowechop, of Bellingham, was charged in June 2015 with one count of embezzling from an Indian tribal organization.

He pleaded guilty in February, admitting he used a tribal credit card for cash advances at casinos, hotel and resort charges and other personal expenses.


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