GREAT FALLS — A federal court jury today convicted the former head of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation’s health care system after a two-day trial in Great Falls.
The jury convicted Fawn Tadios of three counts charging her with using funds the fedearl government appropriated to the Chippewa Cree Tribe’s health care system to visit her husband, Raymond “Jake” Parker, while he was serving a sentence in federal prison in South Dakota.
Parker pleaded guilty in 2011 to charging purchases and cash advances on a tribal credit card for personal use.
U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris released Tadios on conditions set for her release while awaiting trial pending sentencing, ordering her to contact a federal probation officer to begin a presentence investigation.
Morris set sentencing for Oct. 9.
The jury convicted Tadios of theft from an Indian tribal government receiving federal grants, theft from an Indian tribal organization and theft from a health care facility.