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Federal judge advances Navajo trust fund lawsuit

A federal judge on Wednesday advanced a trust fund mismanagement case filed on behalf of 7,000 to 8,000 Navajos who live in Utah.

The lawsuit accused the state of mismanaging gas and oil royalties. The Navajos contend $150 million has not been accounted.

The state is in charge of the Navajo Trust Fund and tried to argue that the Navajos waited too long to make their request for an accounting. U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell rejected the state's defense and said the case could proceed.

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From gas, oil: The tribe accuses the state of misspending tens of millions of dollars (The Salt Lake Tribune 1/12)