- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A former Pine Ridge Indian Health Service administrator is due in court next week on charges she failed to disclose a $5,000 gift from a pediatrician.

Wehnona Stabler was the hospital’s CEO from 2011 to 2013. She has been indicted on charges of making a false statement to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Argus Leader (http://argusne.ws/2t0bjzD ) reports Stabler said on a disclosure report that she hadn’t accepted a gift of more than $350 from any one source.

The indictment says Stabler accepted $5,000 from Stanley Patrick Weber, a pediatrician who once worked at the Pine Ridge hospital. He is facing charges of sexually abusing Native American children he treated at the hospital between 1998 and 2011.

A phone number for Stabler was unlisted.

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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com

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