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Oregon man pleads guilty to stealing money from Shoshone-Bannock Tribes


Former Shoshone-Bannock Hotel Events Center manager Cody Ray Blackman pleaded guilty Thursday to the theft of money from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

Blackman, 33, of Salem, Oregon, was terminated from his position as manager Nov. 20, 2014. On Jan. 10, 2015, he withdrew $2,500 from an account belonging to the Hotel Events Center without authorization, kept the proceeds and spent the money on personal items. Blackman recently repaid the money to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

The charge of theft from a tribal organization is punishable by up to five years in prison, three years of supervised released and a fine of up to $250,000. Blackman will be sentenced Nov. 8 by Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.


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