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Ex-Alaska Native whaling commission director awaits sentence





A sentencing hearing began for Maggie Ahmaogak, the former executive director of the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission.

Ahmaogak, 62, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and misapplication of funds from an organization receiving federal money and one charge of money laundering. But the amount of money she stole remains in dispute, with federal prosecutors claiming she took more than $420,000 and her attorneys saying it was much lower.

The hearing will continue next week, The Anchorage Daily News reported.

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Court tries to tally money stolen from whaling commission (The Anchorage Daily News 10/31)