- Associated Press - Thursday, October 13, 2016

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A former Navajo Nation council delegate has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for misusing a financial assistance program intended to help tribal members.

The Daily Times of Farmington reports (https://goo.gl/R2relj) that George Arthur was sentenced Monday in Window Rock, Arizona.

Arthur represented Nenahnezad, San Juan and Tiis Tsoh Sikaad chapters from 1999 to 2011.

In December 2013, he was charged with six counts of bribery and one count of conspiracy for authorizing $25,900 in financial assistance to former delegates Johnny Naize, Norman John II, Ervin Keeswood, Elmer Milford and Leonard Teller.

Arthur pleaded guilty in October 2014 to the conspiracy charge.

In addition to jail time, Arthur was ordered to pay $25,900 in restitution after he is released from jail.


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