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Tribe's former judge sentenced for embezzling

A former judge for the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribe in North Dakota was sentenced to one month in jail for embezzling tribal funds.

Former judge Sharon Malaterre pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge. She will be on five months of home confinement and three years of supervised release.

Two court workers were given probation as part of the scheme.

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