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Ex-tribal leader faces embezzlement charges

By Jay F. Marks Modified: February 27, 2008 at 6:10 am •  Published: February 27, 2008
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A former tribal legislator was charged Tuesday with taking more than $45,000 from the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.

The charges against Roy Dean Bullcoming of Seiling are in an indictment unsealed Tuesday in federal court in Oklahoma City.

Bullcoming, 54, is accused of embezzling more than $25,000 between March 2003 and August 2004 as a member of the tribes' business committee, according to the indictment. He is also accused of obtaining more than $20,000 from the tribes' casinos between 2003 and 2007 to pay for training conferences he did not attend.

Bullcoming already has served about a year in jail after being convicted on 14 counts of embezzlement in tribal court in September 2005.

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