WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — In a story Sept. 8 about the sentencing of a former Navajo Nation lawmaker The Associated Press reported erroneously the gender of the delegate along with the spelling of her first name. The correct spelling of her name is Lena Manheimer.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Navajo lawmaker ordered to pay back $10K in slush fund case
A former Navajo Nation lawmaker has been ordered to pay $10,000 for involvement in misusing the tribe’s discretionary fund
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — A former Navajo Nation lawmaker has been ordered to pay $10,000 for her involvement in misusing a discretionary fund.
The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/2bW0KAi) the majority of the lawmakers involved in the case have now been sentenced. Prosecutors say all 10 delegates abused a financial assistance program designed to help tribal members facing hard times.
Navajo Nation Window Rock District Court judge Carol Perry on Tuesday ordered former Council Delegate Lena Manheimer to pay $10,000 in restitution to the tribe under a two-year payment plan.
Manheimer pleaded no contest to conspiracy to commit bribery.
Two former lawmakers are still awaiting sentencing.