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May 1 trial set in Rocky Boy embezzlement case

By Associated Press
Published On: Apr 16 2014 07:14:20 AM MDT
HAVRE, Mont. -

A federal judge has set a May 1 trial date in the embezzlement case against former Rocky Boy Indian Reservation health clinic director Fawn Tadios.
    
The Havre Daily News reports the judge set the date during a hearing on Monday.
    
Tadios faces two counts of theft. Prosecutors allege she embezzled more than $50,000 from the clinic to visit her husband in an out-of-state prison.
    
The judge heard arguments Monday on Tadios' motion asking for details of the charges and questioning the federal court's jurisdiction. Tadios said she is a citizen of the Chippewa Cree tribe, not the United States.
    
She also complained she is being forced to represent herself against her will.
    
Last month, the judge ruled Tadios would represent herself after she rejected four public defenders.