The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Nebraska says Amen Sheridan and Julia Whiteskunk, both of Walthill, were indicted in February on two federal counts each. Prosecutors say the pair illegally used $4,000 in tribal housing authority funds as a down payment for a house they bought together in 2009. They also are accused of moving more than $50,000 of restricted housing funds into a tribal account, then issuing a $30,000 check from the account to Sheridan.
The Sioux City Journal says (http://bit.ly/1l0Lrp8) Sheridan is a former tribal chairman, and Whiteskunk was the director of the tribal housing authority.
Neither could be reached for comment Wednesday. Court documents do not list attorneys for them.