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Saskatchewan First Nation audited over spending claims – Globalnews.ca

December 17, 2013

OTTAWA – New documents show some members of a Saskatchewan First Nation are facing allegations they misused government money meant for social assistance to buy themselves vehicles, horses and trailers.

A team of professional auditors is now looking into claims made against the chief and council of the Big Island Lake Cree Nation in the northwestern part of the province.

No charges have been laid and none of the allegations has been proven in court.

But the federal government says it takes the allegations “very seriously” and Deloitte and Touche has been asked to conduct a forensic audit of the First Nation.

Read more: http://globalnews.ca/news/1034870/sask-first-nation-band-members-accused-of-using-government-funds-for-personal-purchases/

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