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Duane Big Eagle

Big Eagle, former Crow Creek chairman, loses appeal in bribery case

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FORT THOMPSON -- A former Crow Creek Sioux tribal chairman convicted in a bribery and kickback scheme has lost his appeal.

In a judgment filed Thursday, the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the conviction of Duane Big Eagle, who was found guilty by a federal jury in August 2011 of one count of bribery and two counts of conspiracy to bribe a tribal official.

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