Monday, February 24, 2014

Former Tribal Controller In New Mexico Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $200K

From the Albuquerque Journal on 2/24/14:

The former comptroller for the Jicarilla Apache Nation’s Utility Authority pleaded guilty this morning in federal court in Albuquerque of embezzling $214,594.13 from the authority. Robert G. Wells, 63, of Albuquerque, pleaded guilty to embezzlement and theft from an Indian tribal organization, said Acting U.S. Attorney Steven C. Yarbrough, Wells was arrested in November 2013, on a three-count indictment charging him with the embezzlement which occurred between July and October 2011, said a news release from the U.S. Attorney.  Wells, a non-Indian, pleaded guilty to all three counts...

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