Former director of Indian charter school pleads guilty over theft
Joel Pourier, the former executive director of a shuttered Indian charter school in Minneapolis, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1 million.

Pourier, 40, admitted to all eight counts of theft by swindle. He wrote fraudulent checks and took funds from the bank account of the Oh Day Aki/Heart of the Earth while students went without services.

Pourier will be sentenced August 30. Prosecutors plan to seek a prison sentence of about 10 years.

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