- Associated Press - Thursday, August 3, 2017

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - An official accused of stealing from the Oglala Sioux tribe is scheduled to plead guilty to a reduced charge in a deal with prosecutors.

Fifty-seven-year-old Charles Cummings, of Martin, is accused of stealing from the tribe while serving as a district vice chairman.

Cummings pleaded not guilty in federal court earlier this month to theft and embezzlement charges that carried a maximum punishment of five years in prison.

The Rapid City Journal reports Cummings is scheduled to plead guilty Friday to a misdemeanor that’s punishable by up to a year in prison. The plea agreement also calls for him to repay $2,500.

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Information from: Rapid City Journal, https://www.rapidcityjournal.com


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