Chairman of Chippewa Cree Tribe pleads guilty to stealing

Raymond "Jake" Parker Jr., the chairman of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana, pleaded guilty to theft for unauthorized credit card use.

Parker, 56, admitted that he used a tribal credit card for unauthorized purchases. Prosecutors said he charged $58,938 on the card and didn't reimburse the tribe.

Parker faces up to five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years of supervised release, The Great Falls Tribune reported. He will be ordered to pay restitution to the tribe.

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