OIG Investigative Reports Fargo ND, December 12, 2011 - St. Michaels Man Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement From An Indian Tribal Organization Skip to main contentAbout UsContact UsFAQs Language Assistance Englishespañol中文: 繁體版Việt-ngữ한국어TagalogРусский U.S. Department of Education Search for: Toggle navigation U.S. Department of Education Student Loans Grants Laws Data About ED OFFICES Home Reports & Resources Programs/Initiatives News Office Contacts Investigation Report THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY'S OFFICE District of North Dakota NEWS St. Michael Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement from an Indian Tribal Organization FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2011 FARGO - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Dec. 12, 2011, Raymond Jetty, III, 37, of St. Michael, N.D., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to two incidents of embezzlement from two separate Indian tribal organization on the Spirit Lake Reservation. Jetty, III was first charged, along with a number of his family members, with conspiracy to embezzle from the Spirit Lake Tribe's Vocational Rehabilitation Program. In pleading guilty to this offense, Jetty, III admitted that he allowed his wife, who was employed by Voc-Rehab, to use and sign his name to requests to obtain financial benefits that he was not entitled to receive. Jetty, III was also charged with theft and embezzlement from a second Indian tribal organization, the Spirit Lake Tribe's Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). In pleading guilty to this separate charge, Jetty, III admitted that he applied for heating assistance and knowingly failed to include the total income of his household as is required on the application for eligibility. The failure to include household members and income caused Jetty, III to receive heating assistance to which he would otherwise not have been entitled. The charges of embezzlement from an Indian tribal organization are misdemeanors and each carry a statutory maximum penalty of one year imprisonment. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Sentencing for Jetty, III has been scheduled for March 12, 2012, in U.S. District Court in Fargo, at 2:30 pm. Top Printable view Last Modified: 01/12/2012 How Do I Find... Student loans, forgiveness College accreditation No Child Left Behind FERPA FAFSA 1098-E Tax Form 2015 Budget Proposal More > Information About... Transforming Teaching Family and Community Engagement Early Learning K-12 Reforms More > Connect Facebook Twitter YouTube Email RSS Google+ More > MISUSED FOIA OIG Fraud Hotline Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Student Loans Repaying Loans Defaulted Loans Loan Forgiveness Loan Servicers Grants & Programs Apply for Pell Grants Grants Forecast Open Grant Competitions Find Grant Programs by Eligibility Laws & Guidance No Child Left Behind FERPA Civil Rights Data & Research Education Statistics Postsecondary Education Data State Education Data Nation's Report Card What Works Clearinghouse About Us Contact Us ED Offices Jobs News FAQs Budget, Performance Notices FOIAPrivacySecurityInformation qualityInspector GeneralWhitehouse.govUSA.govBenefits.govRegulations.gov
St.Michael Man Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement From An Indian Tribal Organization. Fargo, ND., Decemver 12, 2011
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2011-12-12.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.