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Judge Sentences Former Tatitlek Tribal President

Published On: Jan 08 2014 06:11:37 AM AKST
Judge Sentences Former Tatitlek Tribal President

The former president of the Native Village of Tatitlek has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 46-year-old Lori "Sue" Clum of Anchorage, also known as Sue Johnson, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason.

Clum was elected in October 2007 and voted out six months later. She refused to accept the results and maintained control of tribal bank accounts for another year.

Prosecutors say she spent $112,000 in tribe funds for gambling, personal debts, and a four-wheeler.

She pleaded guilty Oct. 2 to misapplication of tribal funds.

Tatitlek is 30 miles northwest of Cordova.