Thursday, October 27, 2011

Former Tribal President In Oklahoma Indicted For Allegedly Embezzling More Than $500K

Anthony E. Street, 47, of Ponca City, Oklahoma, has been indicted on charges he embezzled more than $500,000 from the Tonkawa Tribe for which he had served as president.  Street allegedly conspired with tribal Vice President Gordon L. Warrior and Secretary-Treasurer Dawena Pappan, to write more than 300 checks to themselves from tribal coffers over a period of 3 years, from April 2005 to April 2008.  They also approved massive pay increases for themselves as well.  Warrior and Pappan have pleaded guilty on separate embezzlement charges and await sentencing.  Street was indicted on 17 felony counts, including one count of conspiracy and 16 embezzlement counts.  Street reportedly has served probation on a drug charge in January 2008.

Read the story here and here.

Update (6/5/12): Street, now 48, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to embezzle funds from the Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma.

Update (9/6/12): Street was sentenced to 41 months in prison for a conspiracy to embezzle funds from the Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma. 

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