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Ex-speaker pleads guilty in slush fund case

Ex-speaker pleads guilty in slush fund case

ABOVE: Former Navajo Nation Speaker of the Council Lawrence Morgan, right, pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, to charges stemming from the misuse of discretionary funds. (Times photo – Donovan Quintero)

Former Speaker of the Navajo Nation Council Lawrence T. Morgan Wednesday pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the misuse of discretionary funds while he was in office.

At a hearing Wednesday morning before Window Rock District Court Judge Carol Perry, Morgan pleaded guilty to the offense of conspiracy to commit bribery.

As part of his plea agreement, he agreed to provide assistance to the Navajo Nation in its efforts to resolve the remaining corruption cases against current and former members of the Council.

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Bill Donovan

Bill Donovan has been writing about the Navajo Nation government since 1971 and for the Navajo Times since 1976. He is currently semi-retired and is living in Torrance, California, and continues to report for the Navajo Times.

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