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Former Cheyenne-Arapaho leader sentenced

A former leader of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for misusing tribal money.

James Wayne Pedro Sr., 67, who was chairman of the tribal business committee, embezzled about $193,000 in gaming revenues. He had unlimited access to tribal funds before being voted out of office.

"He violated our trust," elder Jo Ann Williams said at the sentencing hearing, The Oklahoman reported.. "He conned us."

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Ex-tribal official gets 30-month sentence (The Oklahoman 4/6)

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