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Associated Press, Published May 11 2013

Tribal officials sentenced for embezzling

ABERDEEN, S.D. – The final two officials convicted of embezzling from the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux tribe in the Dakotas have been sentenced for their roles in the crime.

Sixty-seven-year-old Jacqueline Wanna was sentenced to six months of house arrest and five years of probation, and 52-year-old Tammie Strutz was sentenced to two years in federal prison.

Wanna is the former vice chairwoman of the tribe’s Heipa-Veblen district, and Strutz is the former treasurer. They both pleaded guilty earlier to a felony count of aiding and abetting misapplication of tribal funds.