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February 26, 2014

All four men are due back in court on March 13

The four men charged in the case of the unaccounted Pawhuska Indian Village money each pled “not guilty” to several charges of misusing public funds in Osage Nation Trial Court on Feb. 13. The Osage Nation Attorney General’s office filed the charges against the four men – all former Pawhuska Five-Man Board members – on Jan. 30.

February 11, 2014

Joe Don Mashunkashey, Kenneth Bills, Theodore Brunt and Frank Redcorn are due in Osage Tribal Court Feb. 13

Four men who formerly served on the Pawhuska Indian Village Five-Man Board are facing multiple charges of misusing public funds in the case of the $806,000 in village revenue unaccounted for.

October 25, 2013

Five Osage women were reelected to the Pawhuska Indian Village board Oct. 22. They will retain their terms for two more years.

Paula Stabler, Paula Farid, Rene Harris, Asa Cunningham and Jodell Heath received the most votes in the village election conducted by the Osage Nation Election Board. They were elected to the Pawhuska Indian Village board last year, in wake of the investigation of the former board activities.

August 7, 2013

AG Jeff Jones tells ON Congressional committee U.S. Attorney’s Office won’t file federal charges in case regarding unaccounted $806,000 in village money; Jones says he will prosecute case in tribal court

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is declining to prosecute and issue federal charges in the former Pawhuska Indian Village Five-Man Board case, according to Osage Nation Attorney General Jeff Jones.

August 6, 2013

AG Jeff Jones files amended ethics complaint against Chief adding a fourth count of allegedly violating Nation's ethics law; Chief responds to ethics case, some of Congressional allegations made last month

Osage Nation Principal Chief John Red Eagle says the recent ethics allegations levied against him are “unfounded” and those allegations are “based on nothing more than rumor and gossip.”

March 22, 2013

The Tulsa Federal Grand Jury will decide if indictments will be issued. The grand jury meets monthly at the end of the month.

As of March 22, Osage Nation Attorney General Jeff Jones said he had no updates to report regarding the federal and tribal law enforcement investigations of the former Pawhuska Indian Village Five-Man Board activities and finances.

January 13, 2013

Federal, tribal charges could be filed in both courts pending investigation outcomes; Next Pawhuska village board meeting scheduled Jan. 21

Federal and Osage Nation law enforcement authorities are wrapping their investigations into the former Pawhuska Indian Village Five-Man Board activities this month, according to ON Attorney General Jeff Jones.

January 4, 2013

Next meeting scheduled for Jan. 14

The newly seated Pawhuska Indian Village five-woman board is keeping busy with tasks and projects needed to clean up the village in wake of the ongoing law enforcement investigation examining the former board activities.

Since the October election, board members Paula Stabler, Paula Farid, Jodell Heath, Asa Cunningham and Renee Harris are keeping busy organizing events, including a Dec. 17 Christmas party and renting dumpsters for cleaning up debris in the village in January.

December 2, 2012

Rescheduled village board meeting at 7 p.m.

An investigation by tribal and federal authorities is ongoing to examine the former Pawhuska Indian Village Five-Man Board activities after an Osage Nation Congressional audit stated more than $806,000 of the village’s revenue is unaccounted for.

October 21, 2012

Election comes in wake of former chairman's resignation and ON Congressional audit reporting over $800,000 in village money is unaccounted for; First new village board meeting is Monday Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at Wakon Iron

Pawhuska Indian Village residents elected five Osage women on Oct. 10 to represent them on the Five-Man Board. This is the first time in recent memory the Pawhuska board is comprised of all women who will serve one-year terms until the next regular village election in October 2013.

Serving on the Five-Man Board are: Paula Stabler (chairperson); Paula Farid (vice-chair); Renee Harris (treasurer); Asa Cunningham (secretary) and Jodel Heath (member). The board is holding its first meeting  Monday Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Wakon Iron community building.

September 13, 2012

More than $800,000 in village revenue unaccounted for; Audit recommends ON AG, federal entities take over finances

An Osage Nation Congressional audit report of the Pawhuska Indian Village Five-Man Board is raising inquiries of how the board operates and spends revenue the village receives from the Pawhuska Osage Casino monthly lease. In wake of the audit, board Chairman Joe Don Mashunkashey resigned his seat after the Sept. 7 report noted more than $800,000 of the village money is unaccounted for.