- Associated Press - Sunday, November 30, 2014

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - The Navajo Nation Council has sworn in a new delegate.

The Daily Times reports (https://bit.ly/1yvs9AD) that the Office of the Speaker says Leonard Haskie was confirmed Wednesday in Window Rock, Arizona.

Haskie replaces former delegate David Tom.

Tom resigned last month after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery. Prosecutors allege Tom and funneled $95,000 in tribal funds to his wife and children.

Fellow defendant Johnny Naize resigned as council speaker and lawmaker after pleading guilty to the same charge.

Haskie will represent seven chapters in the Northern Agency and serve Tom’s remaining term, which ends in January.

Haskie is an assistant superintendent of support services for Gallup-McKinley County Schools. He also served as interim Navajo Nation president in the early 1990s.

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Information from: The Daily Times, https://www.daily-times.com


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