Court date set for former Kickapoo leaders

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HORTON, Kan. (WIBW)-- A trial date has been set for three former Kickapoo tribal leaders accused of misusing tribal funds.

Steve Cadue, Bobbi Darnell, and Adolph Cadue Jr., all former leaders have been charged with fraudulent handling of recordable instruments, tampering with records and misuse of tribal funds.

All three were all members of the tribal council and are accused of drawing money from the tribe's federal burial fund after falsifying amounts to the federal government.

Lester Randall, the current Kickapoo tribal chairman told 13 NEWS “during our investigation into these issues we have detailed egregious alteration of tribal records and gross mismanagement of tribal monies. This is an attempt to make those public officials accountable to the Kickapoo tribal membership for this wrongdoing.”

Each charge can carry a sentence of up to 6 month in prison and possibly, banishment from the Kickapoo Reservation.

The first court appearance has been set for April 8, 2016.