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Ex-Kickapoo official found guilty of stealing

A former director for the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas was found guilty of embezzling money and laundering checks on Wednesday.

Maricela Mendoza was accused of stealing almost $260,000 from the tribe's health care program. The jury deliberated for three hours after six days of testimony, The San Antonio Express-News reported.

Tribal members said they were pleased with the verdict. They said Mendoza was part of a corrupt group of former officials that included former chairman Raul Garza.

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Ex-Kickapoo official guilty (The San Antonio Express-News 10/28)

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