Former chair of Omaha Tribe sentenced to probation for theft

A view of the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska. Photo from Omaha Tribe

Amen Sheridan, a former chairman of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, was sentenced to wo years probation for his role in a theft case.

Sheridan, 54, pleaded guilty to accessory after the fact to theft from an Indian tribal organization. He admitted that he knew Julia Whiteskunk took money from the tribe's housing authority and used it as down payment for a house. He also admitted the he helped her evade punishment.

Whiteskunk was serving as executive director of the tribe's housing authority at the time of the theft. Sheridan was serving as chairman.

Whiteskunk also was indicted and pleaded not guilty to the charges. She died in September 2014.

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Former Omaha Tribal chairman placed on probation in theft case (The Sioux City Journal 9/15)

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