- Associated Press - Friday, October 20, 2017

SISSETON, S.D. (AP) - Two former executives on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate reservation have been sent to prison for embezzling from the tribe.

The Daily Republic reports that 74-year-old Leslie Barse Sr. was recently sentenced to half a year behind bars and ordered to pay about $147,000 in restitution. Fifty-nine-year-old Ann German was ordered to spend three months in custody and repay about $11,000.

Both Barse and German are from Peever. Both were former tribal district officials.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI and was part of The Guardians Project, a federal law enforcement initiative to combat corruption in Indian Country.

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Information from: The Daily Republic, https://www.mitchellrepublic.com

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