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Another guilty conviction and indictment for Chippewa Cree Tribe

The Chippewa Cree Wellness Center. Photo from Facebook

The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana continues to rack up a record number of federal crime convictions and indictments.

On Wednesday, Theodora Ann Morsette, 60, was convicted by a jury on three felony counts of embezzlement and theft. Federal prosecutors said she stole more than $156,000 from the Rocky Boy Health Board Clinic when she served as its finance manager.

In related news, federal prosecutors filed a superseding indictment against Timothy Warren Rosette. He's accused of accepting bribes when he served in tribal positions and of theft. He's due to be arraigned next week.

As part of the Guardians Project, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Montana has indicted more than a dozen Chippewa Cree leaders, employees and associates on the Rocky Boy's Reservation. The effort has put Montana on top of a nationwide list of judicial districts with the most government corruption prosecutions.

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Rocky Boy embezzler found guilty (The Havre Daily News 1/29)
Montana woman convicted of embezzling $156K from tribal health clinic (MTN News 1/30)
Rocky Boy man is charged with embezzlement (The Havre Daily News 1/30)

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