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Second Man Charged With Stealing Grants Designed To Help Native Americans

Sep 1, 2017

Robert Roche (L) confronts fake indian outside of Cleveland's ballpark
Credit cleveland.com

A Cleveland man who has held protests against the Cleveland Indians' Chief Wahoo mascot has been indicted on federal charges of stealing grant money aimed at helping Native Americans.

70-old Robert Roche allegedly conspired to divert money from the American Indian Education Center he directed.  Prosecutors say Roche and a consultant  from Lewis Center embezzled at least 180 thousand dollars in grant money and Roche diverted 77 thousand for his personal use.