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Two former leaders of Kickapoo Tribe arrested

The former chairman of the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas and his closest aide were arrested on Monday and jailed as part of a sealed criminal complaint.

Raul Garza, 62, and Isidro Garza, 53, a non-Indian, ran the tribe with an iron fist, detractors say. The two men controlled nearly every aspect of the tribe's finances, including the casino.

Tribal members, upset with Isidro Garza's grip, ousted Raul Garza two years ago. They accuse the two of stealing money from the tribe. A former official associated with the Garzas was recently convicted of stealing almost $260,000 from the tribe's health care program.

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Once-mighty pair held in Kickapoo probe (The San Antonio Express-News 12/7)

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