“Big Eagle said ‘hi,’ and then walked around the lunch table to stand directly behind McClatchey’s (11-year-old) daughter, facing McClatchey. Big Eagle put his hands on McClatchey’s daughter’s shoulders, looked McClatchey directly in the eyes and said ‘you’re going to play ball with us, aren’t you, Craig?’”
PIERRE — A former Crow Creek Sioux tribal chairman was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday for a scheme in which tribal officials were rewarded for giving contracts to construction companies for buildings at the tribe’s central South Dakota school.
PIERRE (AP) — Former Crow Creek Tribal Chairman Duane Big Eagle is being sentenced Wednesday on bribery and conspiracy convictions for his role in a scheme that rewarded tribal officials for giving construction companies contracts for new buildings at the tribe's school in central South Dakota.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A federal jury convicted Crow Creek Sioux Tribal Chairman Duane Big Eagle Sr. on bribery and conspiracy charges Thursday for his role in a scheme that rewarded tribal officials for giving construction companies contracts for new buildings at the tribe's school in central South Dakota.
PIERRE — Federal prosecutors finished presenting their case Wednesday in the bribery and conspiracy trial of Crow Creek Sioux tribal chairman Duane Big Eagle. His defense lawyer offered no witnesses, and there was no indication Big Eagle will testify.
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