OMAHA, Neb. — A third former Winnebago Tribal Council member has pleaded guilty to his role in stealing from the tribe’s casino in Iowa.

The Sioux City (Iowa) Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2svXXrb) that Charles Aldrich entered the plea Monday in U.S. District Court in Omaha.

Aldrich is one of nine former council members accused of a conspiracy to siphon more than $327,000 from the WinneVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. Lawrence Payer and Louis Houghton pleaded guilty last month to the same charge: theft from a gaming establishment on Indian lands. They await sentencing.


Information from: Sioux City Journal, http://www.siouxcityjournal.com