Former tribal leader gets probation for casino theft
Aug. 22, 2017
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A former council member for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has been given probation for theft from the tribe's Iowa casino.
Court records say 70-year-old Louis Houghton was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to five years of probation. He also was ordered to pay back $36,500 to the tribe.
Houghton is one of nine former council members accused of a conspiracy to siphon more than $327,000 from the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.