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Jury convicts tribal member of bribery

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A jury convicted Black River Falls man Timothy Whiteagle, 61, a member of the Ho-Chunk Indian tribe, of bribery and tax violations after he took $3 million when working as a consultant. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Federal Judge William Conley also told Whiteagle to spend three years under supervision when he gets out and pay $163,000 to the IRS. His attorney said the sentence was too harsh, and the government should have let the tribe handle the case.

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