2 charged with theft from Warm Springs Confederated Tribes


Charges include conspiring to misappropriate $93,700 of tribal funds

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say two men have been charged with fraud against the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs.

U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams said in a news release Friday that a federal grand jury in Portland has returned a six-count indictment charging Roderick Ariwite and Thomas Adams with conspiracy and theft/misapplication of funds from a Tribal organization.

The indictment charges Ariwite, of the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho, and Adams, the Warm Springs Reservation, with conspiring to misappropriate $93,700 of tribal funds and with five counts of substantive misappropriation of tribal funds.

It wasn’t immediately known if the two men have lawyers to comment on their cases.

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