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3 sentenced for stealing millions from tribe

Prosecutors said the trio took more than $4.9 million of the Paskenta Tribe of Nomlaki Indians' money and spent it on fancy homes, cars and other luxuries


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Three former officials of a tribe that runs a Northern California casino have each been sentenced to more than three years in prison for embezzling nearly $5 million from the tribe and using the money to fund luxurious lifestyles, federal prosecutors said.

John Crosby, 56, his mother Ines Crosby, 76, and her sister, Leslie Lohse, 67, stole money over five years from the Paskenta Tribe of Nomlaki Indians, which owns the Rolling Hills Casino north of Sacramento, prosecutors said.

John Crosby is a former FBI agent in Sacramento who was the tribe’s economic development director. His mother was the tribe’s administrator and his aunt was treasurer.


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