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'Super Chief' Wadena alleged target of criminal probe

Darrell "Chip" Wadena, former chairman of the White Earth Ojibwe Tribe of Minnesota, is an alleged target of a criminal probe, according to news reports.

Wadena, a convicted felon, is being investigated as part of a title-washing scheme on the reservation. Authorities say counterfeit inspection forms from North Dakota are being used to register vehicles on the White Earth and Red Lake reservations in Minnesota.

Wadena says he is unaware of the investigation but that the tribe is to blame for any alleged problems with car titles.

Wadena, who served time for stealing from the tribe, is seeking re-election as chairman. The election is June 8.

Get the Story:
Fake vehicle forms investigated: Former White Earth Tribal Chairman Darrell Wadena a probe target (The Fargo In-Forum 5/8)
Title-washing scheme on Indian reservations probed (AP 5/8)

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