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Former Turtle Mountain leader sentenced for trying to steal over $26K from tribe

 

January 6, 2020



FARGO — A former Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa leader was sentenced Friday, Jan. 3, in federal court to a year of probation for attempting to steal tribal funds.

Wayne Lawrence Keplin wore a gray suit as Judge Daniel Hovland sentenced the former tribal council chairman for trying to steal $12,000. Two other charges — theft of more than $26,000 in tribal funds and a second attempted theft charge related to almost $50,000 — were dismissed.

https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/crime-and-courts/4849680-Former-Turtle-Mountain-leader-sentenced-for-trying-to-steal-over-26K-from-tribe

 

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