Muscogee Nation chief pushes for corruption investigation
Posted: Monday, June 6, 2011
is looking into corruption within the Muscogee Nation
of Oklahoma, Chief A.D. Ellis said.
Ellis said FBI agents raided the tribe's Trade and Commerce Authority and a tobacco warehouse in April. He believes they are looking for evidence of bribery involving tribal employees and tobacco wholesalers.
“For a long time, I have been aware of corruption, and I have gone to many individuals and agencies asking for help, and they have all said, ‘We don’t want to get involved,’” Ellis told The Tulsa World. “I have spent the last three years working with the FBI by contacting them to get something done.”
Three people have been charged in tribal court for accepting bribes.
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