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Delegate ordered to serve 3 years jail time, pay restitution of $33,400


After more than two hours of discussion, former Navajo Nation Council delegate Mel R. Begay was given a three-year jail sentence after being found guilty of committing fraud and submitting false vouchers to the tribe.

Window Rock District Court Judge Carol Perry gave him the maximum sentence of 365 days on the fraud charge and on two of the nine false voucher charges. All three were to run consecutively.


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