2newcw11 thefan-am1090seattle-logo-fina2l

misappropriating funds

File photo of a person using a calculator while looking over bills. (Photo by AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA)

Tribes Mishandle Funds, Go Unpunished

American Indian tribes have been caught misappropriating tens of millions of taxpayer dollars, according to internal tribal audits and other documents. But federal authorities do little about it — due to a lack of oversight, resources or political will.

10/07/2013