Madison (WQOW)- A jury finds an area tribal member guilty of bribery and tax crimes in a multi-million dollar case.
Tim Whiteagle, of Black River Falls, was accused of soliciting more than three million dollars in bribe money from companies wanting to do business with the Ho-Chunk nNation. A jury deliberated for nearly 7 hours Wednesday before finding him guilty.
Whiteagle gave Clarence Pettibone, an elected tribal official, money and other valuable items including a car, vacation trips and NFL tickets.
Deb Atherton, another tribal member, helped Whiteagle solicit the bribes. Pettibone was sentenced in July to 5 years in prison. Atherton will be sentenced in October.
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