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Man convicted in Blackfeet case pleads guilty to escape


HELENA — A man who fled from a minimum-security prison where he was serving a five-year sentence for defrauding a Montana Indian tribe has pleaded guilty to escape.

Gary Conti pleaded guilty to the charge Wednesday in federal court in Great Falls. He did not have a plea agreement.

Conti went missing last October from the Federal Correctional Institution in Englewood, Colorado. Conti had been convicted on more than two dozen charges related to bankruptcy fraud and kicking back money to leaders of a Blackfeet tribal youth program.


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