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Leonard Peltier

article Peltier supporter says pardon request 'worth the effort' (6/9/2018)
(South Dakota) -- A supporter of jailed American Indian activist Leonard Peltier says he considers President Donald Trump "a wild card" who might be willing to...
article Supporters formally ask Trump to pardon Leonard Peltier (6/8/2018)
(North Dakota) -- President Trump has been formally requested to grant a pardon, or sentence commutation for Leonard Peltier. Peltier is serving life in prison for the...
article Imprisoned activist Leonard Peltier, son ordered to pay $17K in painting flap (11/1/2017)
(Washington) -- A federal judge has ordered Native-American activist and convicted cop-killer Leonard Peltier and his son to pay more than $17,000 in costs and attorneys...
article Leonard Peltier remains behind bars as Obama rejects bid for clemency (1/20/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier will remain imprisoned for the foreseeable future after a bid for clemency was denied by President...
article BLOG: Tell Obama: He has to free Leonard Peltier (1/16/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- SITUATED AMONG the hundreds of flags of various Indigenous nations waving at the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock are those bearing Leonard...
article Advocates press Obama to grant clemency to Leonard Peltier (1/5/2017)
(South Dakota) -- As the clock ticks down toward the end of the Obama administration, advocates are stepping up efforts to secure clemency for Leonard Peltier.
article One Last Chance for Activist Leonard Peltier (1/5/2017)
(USA) -- Native American activists are making a final push to urge President Obama to grant executive clemency to activist Leonard Peltier. Peltier was convicted of...
article Let Leonard Peltier Go Free (1/4/2017)
(USA) -- I don’t know which Native Americans killed FBI agents Jack Coler and Ronald Williams in the notorious 1975 shootout in Oglala, South Dakota. Nor do I know...
article Top prosecutor in Leonard Peltier case urges clemency in 'extraordinary' move (1/4/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A senior US attorney who was involved in the prosecution of Native American activist Leonard Peltier has requested that Barack Obama grant clemency...
article Ex-U.S. Attorney James Reynolds backs Native American Leonard Peltier’s bid for clemency (1/3/2017)
(USA) -- The U.S. Attorney whose office prosecuted Native American activist Leonard Peltier 40 years ago wrote to President Obama just before Christmas to support the...
article Statue of Native American activist convicted of murdering FBI agents on display at American Univ. (12/26/2016)
(Washington) -- A controversial statue representing the likeness of a convicted murderer has been put up on the campus of American University. The 9-foot statue of...
article Chair of Standing Rock Sioux Calls on Obama to Free Leonard Peltier (12/23/2016)
(North Dakota) -- David Archambault, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, has become the latest high-profile figure to urge President Obama to grant clemency...
article Will Obama Grant Leonard Peltier His Last Chance at Freedom? (12/19/2016)
(USA) -- Leonard Peltier is perhaps the most famous political prisoner in the US today. In 1977, Peltier, a member of the American Indian Movement, was convicted and...
article Clemency Push For Peltier In Waning Days Of Obama Presidency (12/12/2016)
(Washington D.C.) -- A group of lawyers are pushing for President Barack Obama to issue clemency for Leonard Peltier. Peltier is serving two life sentences for the...
14 Total Articles on this Issue

Quapaw Tribe

article Former Quapaw Tribe Leader Gets Prison Time (6/6/2018)
(Oklahoma) -- The former Vice Chairman of the Quapaw Tribe's Business Committee was sentenced in federal court today (June 6, 2018). According to a probable cause...
1 Article on this Issue

Navajo Nation

article FBI: Navajo Woman Sentenced To Ten Years (5/31/2018)
(New Mexico) -- Elmira Curley, 22, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Navajo, was sentenced Tuesday in Federal Court in Albuquerque, to 120 months in...
article Navajo Nation Department of Corrections: more funding needed for detention services (11/28/2017)
(Arizona) -- On Nov. 20, the Law and Order Committee (LOC) issued a “do not pass” for legislation seeking to authorize renewal contracts and annual funding...
article Navajo Leader Supported Death Penalty in Case (10/21/2017)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation president Russell Begaye says he told prosecutors that the tribe would have supported the death penalty for the killer of an 11-year-old girl.
article FBI: Navajo Woman Sentenced To Prison (6/10/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Cornelia Tom Tapaha, 41, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Shiprock, was sentenced June 6 in Santa Fe to 24 months in prison...
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Payday Loans

article Wilmington lawyer sentenced to eight years in prison for massive payday loans scheme (5/29/2018)
(Delaware) -- A prominent Wilmington lawyer has been sentenced to eight years in prison for his part in a massive payday loan scheme that charged customers more than 780...
article Payday lender lawyer sentenced to 8 years in prison (5/28/2018)
(Pennsylvania) -- The lawyer who represented payday lenders accused of evading state regulations by using Native American tribes and a bank as fronts has been sentenced...
article Payday lending king, lawyer receive prison sentences (1/8/2018)
(Kansas) -- The Leawood businessman who rode a payday lending empire to a second career as a race car driver will be making a long pit stop in prison. U.S. District...
article Las Vegas businessmen sentenced in Rocky Boy corruption case (8/30/2017)
(Montana) -- Two Las Vegas businessmen were sentenced to federal prison last week for their work in defrauding millions of dollars from the Chippewa Cree Tribe with the...
article Two Las Vegas Executives Get Prison Time in Corruption Case (8/28/2017)
(Montana) -- Two Las Vegas businessmen have been sentenced to 20 months in prison for their roles in defrauding a Montana Indian tribe’s online lending company.
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Pine Ridge

article 10 Year Sentence For Accessory After The Fact In Pine Ridge Killing (5/24/2018)
(South Dakota) -- A man who admitted helping the suspects in a fatal shooting on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation a year ago has been sentenced to 10 years in prison...
article Pine Ridge woman gets 15 years in fatal 2016 shooting (3/6/2018)
(South Dakota) -- A Pine Ridge woman accused of driving a getaway car in a fatal shooting outside a youth center on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been sentenced...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Online Gaming

article Do Americans risk jail time for gambling online? (4/3/2018)
(Georgia) -- What kind of a person are you? One that does things always by the book? Are you careful not to flout laws or break rules? Or are you of the opinion that...
1 Article on this Issue

Chippewa Cree

article Former CFO gets prison time for stealing $111k from Montana health clinic (2/19/2018)
(Montana) -- The former CFO of Rocky Boy Health Clinic of the Chippewa Cree Tribe in Box Elder, Mont., was sentenced Feb. 14 to 12 months and one day in prison for wire...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Suspect in armed robbery at Hard Rock casino arrested (2/7/2018)
(Florida) -- The man who robbed a cashier inside the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa was located in Georgia, police say. Seminole police, who are part of the law enforcement...
1 Article on this Issue

MMIWG

article 11-year-old Teresa Robinson's killer sentenced to four more years behind bars (2/6/2018)
(North Canada) -- A Garden Hill First Nation 17-year-old who killed 11-year-old Teresa Robinson in 2015 received a sentence of six years in custody minus time served,...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Little Feather Reaches Non-Cooperating Plea Agreement (2/5/2018)
(Indian Country) -- On Thursday February 8, Michael Giron will appear in federal court in Bismarck for a change of plea hearing as per the terms of a non-cooperating...
article Red Fawn Fallis trial delayed to January (10/9/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Chief Judge Daniel Hovland has continued the federal jury trial of Red Fawn Fallis to late January. Fallis is charged with discharging a handgun as...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Mascot Issue

article Arena incident leads to UI prof's arrest (1/23/2018)
(Illinois) -- University of Illinois Professor Jay Rosenstein was arrested Monday night for allegedly videotaping a former Chief Illiniwek in a bathroom at State Farm...
1 Article on this Issue

Hopi Tribe

article Alcatraz Had Some Surprising Prisoners: Hopi Men (11/20/2017)
(California) -- Al Capone. Whitey Bulger. The list of Alcatraz prisoners reads like a litany of gangsters and hardened criminals. But in the 19th century, the infamous...
article Hopi Tribe Wants BIA Action on Jail (1/9/2017)
(Arizona) -- The Hopi Tribe is asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to take immediate action on the need for a modular detention center on the reservation. The closure of...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Crown Ltd

article Crown Casino accountant Jason O’Connor returns home from being in a Shanghai jail (9/23/2017)
(Australia) -- Jason O’Connor is a fragile if not broken man. After spending 10 months in a Shanghai prison, he is rebuilding his life at home but is far from...
article China frees Crown Resorts workers (7/12/2017)
(Australia) -- China on Wednesday released 10 employees of Australia’s Crown Resorts Ltd., including two Australian citizens, after they completed nine months in...
article China has released all but six Crown Casino staffers jailed for gambling offences (7/11/2017)
(China) -- CHINA has released 10 employees of Australian casino giant Crown Resorts, the first of 16 who were detained in October and sentenced in June for gambling...
article China charges Australian casino staff with promoting gambling (6/14/2017)
(China) -- A major casino operator's bust-up with Beijing just took a turn for the worse. Australian company Crown Resorts said Tuesday that a group of its employees...
article Crown staff facing another year in Chinese jail (1/15/2017)
(China) -- Hopes of a speedy trial for the 17 Crown Resorts staff who are being detained in China, including head of Crown's international VIP program Jason O'...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Mohegan Sun

article Federal prison awaits Dallas man who gambled away ‘American dream’ (8/4/2017)
(Texas) -- Mark Heltzel was living “the American dream.” But a loving family and the prosperity brought by a successful career in finance was gambled away...
1 Article on this Issue

Poker

article Minnesota Man Gets 12.5 Years In Prison For Slaying Over Bar Poker Game With $0 Buy-In (6/17/2017)
(Minnesota) -- A bar poker game gone horribly wrong has resulted in a prison sentence of 12.5 years for one Minnesota man. According to a report from ABC Newspapers, 45-...
1 Article on this Issue

St. Regis Mohawk

article Akwesasne woman facing felony charge for allegedly threatening St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, Tribal Council (6/17/2017)
(New York) -- A 60-year-old Akwesasne woman is facing a felony charge for allegedly making threats against the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe and the Tribal Council. Desiree R....
1 Article on this Issue

Singapore Gaming

article Jailed: Man behind Singapore’s biggest counterfeit casino chip scam (6/9/2017)
(Singapore) -- For cheating the Marina Bay Sands casino of more than a million dollars, Toh Hock Thiam was jailed seven years and four months on Wednesday (June 7). The...
1 Article on this Issue

Quinault Indian Nation

article Man Arrested for Intentional Hit and Run of Young Native American Men That Left One Dead (6/2/2017)
(Washington) -- A 31-year-old Washington man has been arrested and charged for the death of a 20-year-old man from the Quinault Tribal Nation. On Saturday, Jimmy Smith-...
1 Article on this Issue

Apache Tribe

article Mescalero man sentenced for sex abuse (5/22/2017)
(New Mexico) -- Darwin Neal Kinzhuma, 52, an enrolled member of the Mescalero Apache Nation who resides in Mescalero, was sentenced Monday in a Las Cruces federal...
1 Article on this Issue

Atlantic City Gaming

article Borgata “Chipgate” Perpetrator Still in Prison Despite Reports of Release (1/21/2017)
(New Jersey) -- Others in the poker media have been reporting that the perpetrator of the Borgata “Chipgate” scandal from 2014, Christian Lusardi, has been...
1 Article on this Issue

Louisiana Gaming

article Police video leads to SPD firing, officer appeals (1/21/2017)
(Louisiana) -- A Shreveport police corporal is appealing his firing over a controversial 2016 arrest. Kendrick Veals was terminated by Shreveport Police Chief Alan Crump...
1 Article on this Issue

Caesars

article Former Caesars guard gets lengthy sentence in $181K casino heist (1/7/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- A former security guard at the Caesars Casino in Atlantic City was sentenced to 11 years in state prison Friday for committing an armed robbery at the...
1 Article on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article Philippines set to deport immigrants for illegal online gambling (12/2/2016)
(Philippines) -- The Philippines is preparing to deport 1,318 Chinese nationals for their part in an illegal online gambling scheme in the country. Last week, national...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Nearly half of Canada's incarcerated youth are Indigenous, according to Statistics Canada (6/24/2018)
(Manitoba) -- vvvvNearly half of all youth who end up in custody across Canada are Indigenous, a statistic that a Manitoba activist says shows unacceptable and systemic...
article Statistics Canada report shows Indigenous offenders continue to fill Sask. jails and prisons (6/22/2018)
(Saskatchewan) -- Robert Henry says that if there was a simple solution, it would have been applied years ago. But Henry says there is no simple fix to the issue of how...
article Tribal member man sentenced to 7 years for brutal assault of woman (6/14/2018)
(Washington) -- 54-year-old Walter Richard Harrington, a member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes recently residing in Tieton, was sentenced after pleading guilty on...
article Too many Indigenous women are in prison—but sentencing flexibility will help (6/7/2018)
(Canada) -- There is no justice for Indigenous women in the current Canadian justice system. Indigenous women are violently victimized at almost three times the rate of...
article Families of inmates who died at London, Ont. jail say 'enough is enough' (6/3/2018)
(Ontario) -- Thirteen crosses have been put up near London's Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre (EMDC) in honour of 13 inmates who have died at the provincial jail in...
article Prison for child porn conviction (6/3/2018)
(Alberta) -- A 24-year-old Blood Tribe man has been sent to prison for accessing and distributing images and videos of child pornography.
article Mother of emaciated toddlers sentenced to federal prison (5/25/2018)
(South Dakota) -- The mother of two toddlers found emaciated on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 2016 has been sentenced to three years in federal prison after...
article Arocha released ahead of East Glacier stabbing sentencing (5/21/2018)
(Montana) -- A U.S. District Magistrate Judge on Monday ordered a man convicted of voluntary manslaughter be released pending his September sentencing date. William...
article Canada’s prisons: despair, hopelessness, and institutional racism (5/5/2018)
(Nova Scotia) -- On May 2, four members of the Senate Committee on Human Rights released a statement about the human rights of prisoners in the Atlantic region. The...
article Sweat lodge at Nebraska prison used in cleansing ceremonies (5/1/2018)
(Nebraska) -- This small patch of grassy earth in south Lincoln is sacred ground. If you look up to see silver barbs on curling wire, if you look right or left to see...
article The shocking truth of Australia's Indigenous incarcerated (4/30/2018)
(Australia) -- Gerry Georgatos explores the reasons behind Australia's devastatingly high Indigenous imprisonment rate.
article South Dakota embezzler sentenced for embezzling on probation (4/28/2018)
(South Dakota) -- A South Dakota woman who embezzled from a group of American Indian churches while on probation for embezzling from the Fort Pierre Development Corp....
article Sweat lodge at Nebraska prison used in cleansing ceremonies (4/28/2018)
(Nebraska) -- This small patch of grassy earth in south Lincoln is sacred ground. If you look up to see silver barbs on curling wire, if you look right or left to see...
article Nunavut teacher to serve 8 years in prison for abusing school children (4/26/2018)
(North Canada) -- Former Nunavut teacher Johnny Meeko will serve more than eight years in federal prison for sexually abusing school children in Sanikiluaq.
article This is Salluit: A future of hope (4/14/2018)
(Quebec) -- They boarded the aircraft with their hands shackled together. The first young man squared his shoulders and scowled as the officer guided him to the back of...
article Indigenous man testifies he was 'treated like an animal' in prison (4/11/2018)
(Quebec) -- John Clarence Kawapit says he's been treated "like an animal" by the Quebec judicial system, and things are getting worse for Indigenous...
article Indigenous man testifies he was 'treated like an animal' in prison (4/11/2018)
(Quebec) -- John Clarence Kawapit says he's been treated "like an animal" by the Quebec judicial system, and things are getting worse for Indigenous...
article Patchwork health care for reservation inmates raises concern (4/4/2018)
(USA) -- At a tribal jail in Washington state, an inmate with a broken leg banged on his cell door, screaming for pain medication, only to be denied. Hundreds of miles...
article New incarnation of Rottnest Island’s Quod likely as Karma Resorts lease expires (4/1/2018)
(Australia) -- The name alone — “Rotto” — is enough to conjure dreamy images in the minds of most West Australians. Think sandy summers spent on...
article Patchwork health care for reservation inmates raises concern (3/31/2018)
(New Mexico) -- At a tribal jail in Washington state, an inmate with a broken leg banged on his cell door, screaming for pain medication, only to be denied. Hundreds of...

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