2 Ex-Tribal Officials in Neb. Charged with Theft

omaha-tribe-of-nebraska(AP) — Two former officials with the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska have been charged with theft of tribal funds.

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.