Ex-financial adviser denies cheating Ute Tribe

John Jurrius denies cheating his former client, the Ute Tribe of Utah, out of millions of dollars.

Jurrius used to advise the tribe on financial matters and energy development. He was paid well for his efforts and enjoyed a cut of oil and gas proceeds.

But the tribe says he breached his duties and is suing him in federal court. A tribal attorney says Jurrius claims he owns 15 percent of Ute energy holdings.

Jurrius stopped working for the tribe last year after new tribal leaders questioned his activities.

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Northern Utes sue ex-adviser over oil, gas (The Salt Lake Tribune 9/5)
Ute Tribe sues former financial adviser (The Salt Lake City Deseret News 9/5)

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