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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...
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Pine Ridge

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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
article Family of woman arrested in North Dakota protests asks for her release, community support (11/7/2016)
(Colorado) -- The family of a Denver woman who was arrested in the Dakota Access pipeline protest on the Standing Rock reservation spoke publicly for the first time...
article Family, friends of local pipeline protester arrested in North Dakota stands up to support her (11/7/2016)
(Colorado) -- Family and friends of a Denver woman arrested for the attempted murder of a police officer in North Dakota spoke out to the media on Monday. Supporters of...
article North Dakota pipeline activists say arrested protesters were kept in dog kennels (10/28/2016)
(North Dakota) -- After a night of chaotic clashes with police on the front lines in a months-long protest, Native American activists complained about the force wielded...
article Shailene Woodley: The Truth About My Arrest (10/21/2016)
(USA) -- Shailene Woodley was arrested last week and charged with criminal trespassing and engaging in a riot. She pled not guilty on Wednesday. This is her first full...
article Actress Woodley released from jail after arrest at Dakota Access protests (10/10/2016)
(North Dakota) -- Authorities arrested Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley and 26 other protesters at two Dakota Access construction sites in Morton County on Monday, Oct...
7 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...
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Payday Loans

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.
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Navajo Nation

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...
3 Total Articles 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...
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Leonard Peltier

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...
article Demand clemency for Leonard Peltier (11/13/2016)
(Washington) -- On Nov. 12, activists with the American Indian Movement and their supporters marched and rallied in Olympia, Washington at the State Capitol, to demand...
13 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...
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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-...
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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....
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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...
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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-...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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PokerStars

article Canadian PokerStars employee will likely be facing jail time (10/27/2016)
(New York) -- PokerStars, a well-known poker gambling company that was bought out by Amaya in 2014, has just had an employee plead guilty to allegations that he was...
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Other News

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...
article Criminal justice reforms may cut down Indigenous overrepresentation, lawyer says (3/30/2018)
(Canada) -- Reforms proposed by the Liberal government could succeed in reducing the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in the criminal justice system, a Toronto...
article Locked up at 12: A Métis woman tries to overcome the inequalities in Canada’s justice system (3/28/2018)
(British Columbia) -- Amanda Lepine has 12 hours before she will be sent back to prison. But first, a graduation ceremony. She’s just spent 40 days on Vancouver...
article Piece of chicken lands Native man in jail… again (3/28/2018)
(North Dakota) -- In January 2017, Zebadiah Gartner took an extra piece of chicken from a Cashwise Foods sample plate, and threw it away after workers said he could only...
article Once Upon a Time: Storybook Project maintains bonds between inmate mothers, children (3/26/2018)
(Edmonton) -- Sherri Mousseau was an inmate at a Nova Scotia women's prison six years ago when a sign-up sheet for a reading program caught her eye. A team of...
article First Nations offenders find healing, hope through reconnecting to culture (3/24/2018)
(Alberta) -- Every day is predictable at Bowden Institution, about 40 km south of Red Deer, Alta. The inmates rise with the sun, shower and eat breakfast all by 8 a.m....
article Diversity Dialogues wraps up with lecture about high rates of incarceration among Native American populations (3/20/2018)
(Oregon) -- Dr. Carma Corcoran grew up in a family of 18 siblings in Montana. Of her 16 brothers, all who lived to adulthood have served time in various correctional...
article First Nations offenders find healing, hope through reconnecting to culture (3/19/2018)
(Alberta) -- Every day is predictable at Bowden Institution, about 40 km south of Red Deer, Alta. The inmates rise with the sun, shower and eat breakfast all by 8 a.m....
article Alberta justice system given 'F' for failing to report Indigenous incarceration rate (3/5/2018)
(Alberta) -- Alberta's justice system received an F grade for failing to report the rate of Indigenous incarceration, in a 2017 justice system report card released...
article Michigan man gets 24 years in prison for sexually assaulting child on Indian reservation (2/28/2018)
(Michigan) -- A Michigan man has been sentenced for engaging in sexual contact with a child under 12 on a reservation in the Upper Peninsula.
article Michigan man gets 24 years in prison for sexually assaulting child on Indian reservation (2/28/2018)
(Michigan) -- A Michigan man has been sentenced for engaging in sexual contact with a child under 12 on a reservation in the Upper Peninsula. Patrick Roy Wandahsega, 40...
article BEHIND BARS PART 5: Australia’s Shocking Cruelty To Aboriginal People With Disabilities: The Need For Large-Scale Change (2/25/2018)
(Australia) -- The abuse of Aboriginal prisoners with disabilities in Australian jails is confronting, and ongoing. In the final piece in this special 5-part series for...
article 5 years for bank fraud, ID theft (2/13/2018)
(South Dakota) -- A Minneapolis man convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft was sentenced Thursday to more than five years in federal...
article Man who twice robbed Bozeman casino sentenced to 50 years in prison (2/13/2018)
(Montana) -- Citing his lengthy criminal history and issues with drugs and alcohol, a Gallatin County District Court judge sentenced a Bozeman man to half a century in...
article Wisconsin had highest Indian incarceration rate in 2013 (2/3/2018)
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin jails had the highest incarceration rate of Native Americans in the country in 2013, according to recent numbers from a survey of American...

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