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Not guilty pleas over theft of housing funds from Omaha Tribe





A former chairman and a former housing director of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska entered not guilty pleas to theft charges in federal court.

Amen Sheridan and Julia Whiteskunk are accused of stealing $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.

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