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Northern Cheyenne Tribe charges councilors

The Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana has charged two council members with official misconduct.

Vice President Rick Wolfname and Lame Deer District Councilman Charles Yellowfox were arrested on Tuesday. They pleaded not guilty in tribal court and were released on $1,000 bond.

Wolfname and Yellowfox are charged in connection with their work on an economic development committee. They are accused of signing tribal employee payroll checks without proper authorization.

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Tribal officials plead not guilty (The Billings Gazette 11/3)