Crow Creek Sioux leaders indicted for bribery
Three leaders of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota were indicted on federal bribery charges.

Vice chairman Randy Shields, treasurer Norman Thompson Sr. and secretary Thomas Thompson face multiple bribery charges. They are also accused of conspiring to retaliate against chairman Brandon Sazue because he gave information to federal law enforcement authorities.

A fourth man, Archie B. Bauman, was indicted for bribery. He allegedly gave money to the three tribal leaders in an attempt to influence them.

A handful of former tribal officials and employees have been indicted in recent years. Most of the cases are connected to the rebuilding of the tribe's school, which was burned in a fire in April 2005.

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Tribal leaders face bribery charges (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 1/14)
Crow Creek officials indicted for bribery (The Rapid City Journal 1/13)