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Authorities say Fort Independence Tribe cheated out of $7M
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Filed Under: Business | Law
More on: california, crime, fort independence
 
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.

Get the Story:
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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