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Judge hears dispute on Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes bank account





A judge in Oklahoma heard a dispute over a bank account containing funds owned by the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes.

The First Bank and Trust Co. placed an administrative freeze on the account, which reportedly contains $6.4 million. The bank isn't sure who is in control of the tribe -- Gov. Janice Prairie Chief-Boswell or Lt. Gov. Leslie Wandrie-Harjo.

According to an attorney for the bank, someone from the tribe withdrew $2 million shortly before the freeze. Someone was trying to withdraw another $1.9 million as the freeze was imposed, the attorney said.

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$2 million removed from Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes bank accounts before funds were frozen in Oklahoma (The Oklahoman 6/12)

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