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Former Skagway Tribal Administrator Sentenced for Embezzling

The sentencing of an Oregon woman who was formerly the Skagway Traditional COuncil’s Tribal Administer was sentenced in federal court for embezzling approximately $300,000 from the federally recognized tribal organization, it was announced by U.S. Attorney Bryan Shroder on Monday.

64-year-old Delia Commander, of Oregon, who formerly worked for the organization, had previously pleaded guilty to one count of embezzling during her time at the council. Prosecutors say that from at least 2010 until 2014, Commander used “the tribal credit card to make unauthorized cash advances at casinos and other locations, and by making unauthorized personal purchases with tribal funds.”


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