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Former employee sentenced for theft from Chippewa Cree Tribe

Filed Under: Health | Law
More on: chippewa cree, corruption, crime, montana

The Chippewa Cree Wellness Center. Photo from Facebook

A former employee of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana was sentenced to prison for theft.

Wilbur Harlan "Huck" Sunchild was a director of the Rocky Boy's Wellness Center. He was found guilty of diverting more than $26,000 from the facility for his own use.

Sunchild was sentenced to one year in prison and two years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay restitution of $19,735.77 to the tribe.

Tribal criminal cases have put Montana on top a nationwide list of judicial districts with the most government corruption prosecutions. Most have originated from the Chippewa Cree Tribe.

Get the Story:
Sunchild sentenced for embezzlement (KRTV 7/29)
Chippewa Cree Tribe: Former tribal official sentenced for embezzlement (AP 7/28)

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Chairman of Chippewa Cree Tribe blocked from taking office (10/08)
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