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Date: 11-21-2022

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United States of America v. Frank Charles Grady

Case Number: 3:20-cr-00152

Judge: Peter D. Welte

Court: United States District Court for the District of North Dakota (Cass County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office

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Description: Fargo, North Dakota criminal law lawyer represented Defendant charged with honest services wire fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1343 and 1346.

From November 2014 through November 2018, Frank Charles Grady, 54, of Billings, Montana, was an elected representative on the Tribal Business Council, the governing body of the MHA Nation. Beginning around 2016 and continuing through 2017, Grady solicited and accepted bribes and kickbacks totaling more than $260,000 from a contractor operating on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. In exchange for the payments, Grady used his official position to help the contractor’s business, including by awarding contracts, fabricating bids during purportedly competitive bidding processes, advocating for the contractor with other Tribal officials, and facilitating the submission and payment of fraudulent invoices.

Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Polite, Jr. of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl for the District of North Dakota, and Assistant Director Luis Quesada of the FBI’s Criminal Investigative Division made the announcement.

The FBI Minnesota Field Office investigated the case.

Trial Attorneys Andrew Tyler and John J. Liolos of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Greenley for the District of North Dakota are prosecuting the case.

Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 75 months imprisonment with credit for time served; 3 years supervised release; $100 special assessment; $177,490 restitution, joint and several; forfeiture; self surrender.

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