Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Yurok Grift

Questions linger in million-dollar embezzlement scheme after fugitive surrenders - Ryan Burns/The Journal

Former Yurok employee, Eureka biologists allegedly embezzle tribal funds; Del Norte DA's Office said more than $900,000 stolen - Megan Hansen/Times Standard 2/24/2012
A former Yurok Tribal employee and two Eureka biologists are suspected of embezzling more than $900,000 from the Yurok Tribe, according to officials with the Del Norte County District Attorney's Office.
Del Norte County District Attorney Jon Alexander said Thursday that warrants were issued for the arrest of former Yurok Tribe Forestry Director Roland Raymond, senior biologist Ron LeValley with Mad River Biologists and associate biologist Sean McAllister with Mad River Biologists. All the warrants were for $1 million and allege the men committed crimes of burglary, embezzlement and conspiracy to commit a crime.