FORT THOMPSON — The Crow Creek tribal chairman accused of federal bribery and conspiracy charges faces a March 1 trial after a federal judge granted his lawyer a continuance.
Duane Big Eagle, who has not surrendered his chairman post, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit bribery of a tribal official and two counts of bribery involving a tribal government official.
His lawyer, Michael “Mick” Strain, of White River, asked for a 90-day continuance on Oct. 25 because he had just been retained and had not received discovery materials, according to court documents.
FORT THOMPSON — The Crow Creek Sioux tribal chairman was indicted Wednesday on federal charges of conspiracy and bribery for allegedly taking money intended to ensure certain contractors would rebuild the Crow Creek Tribal School after a 2005 fire.
Duane Big Eagle, whose age was listed as 60 in April, faces two counts of conspiracy to commit bribery of a tribal official and two counts of bribery involving a tribal government agent.
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