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Authorities indict seven for taking over $500K from Crow Tribe

Filed Under: Law
More on: crime, crow, montana

Federal authorities charged seven people -- almost all of them from the same family -- for stealing $520,000 from the Crow Tribe of Montana.

Authorities say Dale Drew Old Horn, 67, used his position as the director of the tribe's historic preservation office to steal money from companies that were doing business on the reservation. Old Horn and others created fake invoices for cultural monitoring services and took money that was meant for the tribe, according to the indictment.

In addition to Old Horn, his son, grandson and two of his nephews were charged. A former employee of the historic preservation office, along with a man who at one point was in a relationship with Old Horn's niece, were also charged.

Old Horn's daughter was due to be charged but she passed away on December 5, The Billings Gazette reported.

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