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Authorities say Fort Independence Tribe cheated out of $7M
Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2012
Federal authorities arrested a California man for allegedly bilking the
Fort Independence Tribe
out of $7 million.
Gregory J. Chmielewski, 43, faces fraud and money-laundering charges. Authorities say he stole money from the tribe through a business staffing company.
The $7 million "was a big loss, he left us with a lot of bills," Vice Chairman Charles Pradt told The Sacramento Bee.
Chmielewski was arraigned yesterday.
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Fraud suspect accused of cheating businesses, Inyo County tribe
(The Sacramento Bee 11/15)
Businessman charged with mail fraud, money laundering
(The Central Valley Business Times 11/14)
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