Navajo Financial Advisor Charged In Criminal Case

According to recent reports, the former financial advisor for the Navajo Nation’s legislature was charged with embezzling thousands of dollars and giving the proceeds to her children.  Laura Calvin is accused of signing off on more than $46,000 in financial assistance to two children and four step-children.  She will be arraigned in April on six counts of conflict of interest. The charges against this former official came out of an investigation into the use of discretionary funds meant for Navajo recipients.  Prosecutors claim that, in total, Calvin funneled more than $79,000 from the fund to her family members during her tenure as financial advisor from 1995 to 2009.  She is said to have refused to answer any questions to prevent self-incrimination. Continue reading

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