Tuesday, December 19, 2017

First Rule of Embezzling Money

The First Rule of Embezzling Money from the Tribe is that you have to be a tribal leader imbued with sovereignty in order to avoid charges and jail time. This is where these Mountain Ute went wrong. They should have won (or stole) an election first and then no one would care.

Ute Mountain Ute members accused of stealing from tribe, laundering money through casino

By KIRK MITCHELL | kmitchell@denverpost.com | The Denver Post
December 18, 2017 at 10:02 am

Seven people charged in fraud scheme

The most severe charges were filed against Jaramillo, who was an employee of the Ute Mountain Ute’s financial services department.

She was charged with embezzlement and money laundering. She faces up to 10 years in prison on the embezzlement charge and 20 years in prison on the money laundering charge.

Read full article at link above.

Wow, I wonder who told her to embezzle and money launder or did she do it on her own?

Were the charges brought in order to scare these 7 to see if they rat on bigger fish?  Or is this much ado about nothing?

I don't have an opinion either way.