Houle faces pending state charges
County attorney seeks to file charges against tribal council member facing federal charges
A prominent Chippewa Cree Tribe official is now facing state action while charges in federal court are pending.
The Hill County Attorney’s Office Monday requested permission to file two felony charges against Chippewa Cree Business Committee member John “Chance” Houle alleging he forged a signature on documents, stealing another’s identity in the process, signed for the purchase of a truck from a Havre car dealer using funds a witness said “was basically part of a kickback scheme by John ‘Chance’ Houle, and a way to conceal the origin of the cash,” the motion says.
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