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Published July 13, 2012, 02:54 PM

3 From Spirit Lake Sentenced for Embezzlement

Three Spirit Lake tribal members were sentenced for embezzlement Thursday, U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced.

By: Forum Communications,

Three Spirit Lake tribal members were sentenced for embezzlement Thursday, U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced.

Bruce Walking Eagle, Rochelle Walking Eagle and Lorna Walking Eagle were each sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $25 to the Crime Victim’s Fund. They were also ordered to pay restitution.

Bruce Walking Eagle must repay $7,435. Rochelle Walking Eagle must repay $2,000. Lorna Walking Eagle must repay $6,588.

All three pleaded guilty on March 14 to illegally accepting benefits from the Spirit Lake Vocational Rehabilitation Program when they were not entitled to such benefits.

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