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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Trial set for man, Addington, accused of accepting kickbacks

  • Trial is set to begin for a North Dakota man is accused of accepting kickbacks for housing contracts on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
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  • Trial is set to begin for a North Dakota man is accused of accepting kickbacks for housing contracts on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
    Michael Addington has pleaded not guilty to two counts, including conspiracy to commit fraud, theft and bribery with programs receiving federal funds.
    Authorities accused Addington of using his position with the Standing Rock Housing Authority to help a construction company in Fort Pierre, S.D., receive new projects.
    Addington allegedly gave information from sealed bids that allowed the company to underbid the competition.
    Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in Bismarck.

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