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Activist Who Led Campaign Against ‘Racist’ Mascot Charged With Stealing From Native Americans

Wednesday, a prominent activist known for his opposition to the Cleveland Indians mascot was sentenced to four months in prison with four months of house arrest to follow for stealing over $77,000 in federal grant money that was meant to benefit Native Americans in Northeast Ohio.

71-year-old resident of Cleveland, Robert Roche, according to the Associated Press, “pleaded guilty to two counts of theft from programs receiving federal funds in May.” Having admitted he embezzled Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant money that had been awarded to the Parma-based American Indian Education Center, where he had served as executive director, Roche now faces prison time.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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