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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, August 16, 2013

Dale Drew Old Horn, Allen Joseph Old Horn, And Shawn Talking Eagle Danforth Found Guilty In U.S. Federal Court

The United States Attorney's Office announced that on August 16, 2013, in Billings, after a federal district court trial before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, DALE DREW OLD HORN, a 68-year-old resident of Crow Agency, was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the Crow Tribe, corrupt diversion of tribal revenues, theft from an organization receiving federal funding, and theft from an Indian Tribal Organization. ALLEN JOSEPH OLD HORN, a 40-year-old resident of Crow Agency, was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the Crow Tribe, corrupt diversion of tribal revenues, theft from an organization receiving federal funding, theft from an Indian Tribal Organization, extortion involving a federally funded program, and federal income tax fraud. SHAWN TALKING EAGLE DANFORTH, a 37-year-old resident of Billings, was found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the Crow Tribe, corrupt diversion of tribal revenues, theft from an organization receiving federal funding, and theft from an Indian Tribal Organization. Sentencing for all of the defendants is set for December 10, 2013. Each defendant is currently released on special conditions.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Carl E. Rostad prosecuted the case for the United States.

Each defendant faces possible penalties of up to 20 years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by a team of agents and auditors working with

U.S. Attorney's Guardians Project, including the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Interior, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Criminal

Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service.

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