Ex-head of tribal agency gets probation

Nov 29, 2011

A former director of the Northern Arapaho tribe's Department of Social Services will serve three years of probation for embezzling tribal funds.

George Moss was sentenced in federal court in Cheyenne on Tuesday. Judge Alan B. Johnson ordered the 65-year-old to serve the first six months of his sentence under house arrest.

Federal prosecutors charged Moss with improperly approving requests by two former employees for over $100,000 in pay advances or loans from 2005 to 2006. Moss pleaded guilty this summer. The other two employees also have been convicted.

Moss apologized in court, saying he trusted his employees too much and turned a blind eye to what they were doing. Lawyers said Moss himself didn't receive any of the money.