Former Wampanoag leader sentenced on federal fraud charges

Ex-Wampanoag leader sentenced for fraud

BOSTON — A former chairman of a Massachusetts tribe whose ancestors attended what is considered the first Thanksgiving has been sentenced to nearly three-and-a-half years in prison for embezzling tribal funds and violating federal campaign finance laws while working with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Glenn Marshall pleaded guilty in February to five charges, including making illegal campaign contributions to members of Congress. Once chairman of the Cape Cod-based Mashpee Wampanoag (WAHM’-puh-nahg) Tribe, Marshal was sentenced Thursday in federal court.

He chaired the tribal council before stepping down in 2007 after it became public that he was a convicted rapist and had lied about his military past.

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