Spokane Woman Indicted for Embezzling Money from the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe
COEUR D’ALENE – Debora J. Zimmerman, 46, of Spokane, Washington, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury for Embezzlement from an Indian Tribal Organization, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. An arraignment date has not been set.
The indictment alleges that between September 2008, and September 2010, Debora Zimmerman stole over $28,000 from the Coeur d’Alene Tribal Housing Authority. If convicted, Zimmerman faces up to five years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and not more than three years of supervised release.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
An indictment is a means of charging a person with criminal activity. It is not evidence. The person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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