Leader of Muscogee Nation goes on trial in theft case next month

Roger Dana Barnett. Photo from Muscogee Nation

Roger Dana Barnett, the second chief of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, will go to trial next month on theft charges.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Barnett stole about $150,000 from the tribe. The theft occurred from April 2013 through April 2014, according to a grand jury charge.

Details, however, are scarce. Most of the documents in the federal court system do not give further information about the nature of the alleged crime although it reportedly involves a tribal credit card.

Jury selection is due to begin September 15, according to a scheduling order filed on Monday. The trial will start September 22.

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