In a media release from the United State's Attorney's Office, U.S. Attorney Christopher A. Crofts announced that three Arapaho Tribal members from the Wind River Reservation appeared in federal court on embezzlement charges. The media release states that George Moss, Melody St. Clair and Amanda Addison Ortiz have been indicted for conspiracy to embezzle or convert monies from an organization receiving federal funds, and aiding and abetting.
The indictment accuses them of conspiring to use federal money intended for agency operations to pay advances or loans to St. Clair and Ortiz. It says Moss approved payments of about $70,000 to Ortiz and $65,000 to St. Clair. The charges carry maximum penalties of up to ten years imprisonment on each count and the likelihood that restitution will be sought.