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Muscogee (Creek) Nation tribal chief is charged with embezzlement

A Muscogee (Creek) Nation tribal chief was indicted Wednesday, accused of embezzling approximately $150,000 from the tribe.
by Matt Dinger Published: August 7, 2014
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An Oklahoma tribal chief was indicted in federal court Wednesday, accused of embezzling approximately $150,000 from the tribe, federal officials said.

Muscogee (Creek) Nation Second Chief Roger Dana Barnett, 53, of Bristow, was arrested Wednesday by FBI agents.

He is accused of using tribal money and funds for personal use between April 2013 and April 2014, court documents reveal.

The investigation began after tribal officials contacted federal authorities about possible misuse of tribal funds, U.S. Attorney’s spokeswoman Trisha Young said.

The indictment, unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Tulsa. However, the court documents do not detail the embezzlement allegations.

If convicted, the tribal official could face up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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by Matt Dinger
Court Reporter
Matt Dinger was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He has worked in OPUBCO's News and Information Center since 2006, and has been assigned to the breaking news desk since its formation in fall 2008. He specializes in crime and police reporting.
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