Tribal leaders reach agreement on misspent transportation money

Fremont County tribal leaders and federal officials have reached an agreement over issues discovered in reporting $6.2 million worth of misspent transportation funds.

According to the Casper Star-Tribune, the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes agreed Tuesday at the Wind River Inter-Tribal Council meeting on several fixes recommended by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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In 2018, the Interior Department’s Inspector General found that, “poor insight from the Bureau of Indian Affairs” was responsible for the millions in misspent funds.

The agreement includes a more than $7,400 payment to the federal government and officials are negotiating administrative fees.

Earlier this month, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe issued the following release:

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