Navajo Police raid Tuba Chapter House

FLAGSTAFF—Navajo Police raided the Tuba City Chapter House on Friday, confiscating cartes of evidence, financial records and chapter files. Members of the Window Rock Central Office of the Navajo Police Department executed warrants prepared by the White Collar Crimes division of the Navajo Tribe.

"The Central Office together with the Tribe's Special Prosecutor and Special Investigations served the warrants," Tuba City Navajo Police Captain Bobby Etsitty explained. "I haven's seen the warrant myself, but criminal investigations are underway by the Tribe's Special Investigations and White Collar Unit."

Chief Prosecutor Donovan Brown was in meetings Friday, and said through representatives in his office that he would not comment on the case until Monday, July 31.

Attempts to reach Tuba City Chapter President Robert Yazzie were unsuccessful. Navajo Untilities operators said the chapter telephone had been "taken off the hook."

Mrs. Faron Morgan, wife of a Tuba City official, explained that she was not exactly sure what was happening, but the raid involved allegations of financial mismanagement.


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