Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Former Mille Lacs Chief Executive Charged in Tribal Court

Melanie Benjamin, former chief executive of the Mille Lacs Band, was charged in tribal court with 10 counts, including theft and extortion. Benjamin is accused of improperly obtaining a Diamond Players Club Card and using to rack up $34,000 in charges. She is also accused of coercing a Corporate Commission employee to place $800 on his/her person credit card and never paying the employee back.

 According to an article in The Mille Lacs Messenger, Benjamin denies all the allegations

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