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Former chairman and housing director of Omaha Tribe indicted





A former chairman and a former housing director of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska have been indicted.

Amen Sheridan and Julia Whiteskunk are accused of stealing tribal funds. Federal authorities say they took $34,000 that was supposed to be used for the tribe's housing program.

Sheridan was serving as chairman at the time. Whiteskunk was the executive director of the tribe's housing authority.

Sheridan and Whiteskunk used $4,000 of the money for a down payment on a house they bought together, federal prosecutors said.

The pair were indicted in February, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Nebraska.

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Former Omaha Tribe chairman indicted for theft of tribal funds (The Sioux City Journal 3/4)