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Former chair of Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation to pay restitution





The former chairman of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has agreed to pay restitution as a theft case proceeds.

Brian Geer has been charged with first-degree larceny for allegedly stealing more than $60,000 from the tribe. He was urged to start making restitution by the judge in the event that he is found guilty, The New London Day reported.

Greer was elected chair in July 2012. His sister, who currently serves as vice chair, uncovered the theft, the Day reported.

If convicted, Greer could face up to 20 years in prison but the judge said making restitution could affect the punishment.

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Former Eastern Pequot chairman to begin restitution payments (The New London Day 7/1)