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Motion seeks dismissals from Navajo fraud case

WINDOW ROCK, AZ (AP) -

Prosecutors overseeing a fraud case on the Navajo Nation have asked a judge to dismiss more defendants from a civil complaint.

Dozens of former and current tribal officials have been accused of defrauding the tribal government in the use or management of $36 million in discretionary funds.

Prosecutors filed a motion this week to drop Sampson Begay, Ralph Bennett, Nelson Gorman Jr., Ervin Keeswood Sr., Preston McCabe Sr., and Mel R. Begay from the complaint. They say evidence does not support allegations against them.

If the tribal judge approves the request, 68 of the original 85 defendants will remain in the civil complaint.

Prosecutors say they expect that most of the cases will be settled, dismissed or result in ethics complaints. Criminal charges have been filed against one former and one current tribal lawmaker.

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