Three people who once served as the economic development director, administrator and treasurer of a California Native American tribe have admitted embezzling more than $4.9 million from a casino operated by the tribe. The 56-year-old man, 76-year-old woman and 64-year-old woman entered guilty pleas to conspiracy to steal or embezzle from a tribal organization on Aug. 15. The man also admitted to filing a false tax return and the 64-year-old woman admitted to failing to file a tax return.
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A 65-year-old California man who was the chief executive officer of a Sacramento-based real estate investment firm has admitted to embezzling $1,243,154 from his workers' pension plan. The man entered his guilty plea on Aug. 1. He faces a prison sentence of up to five years and a fine of up to $250,000 when he is sentenced in January. The case was investigated by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California and the U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration.