Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Reservation, Montana


Point store. Henry Headdress, who was a clerk at the Water Resources Management and Development office, charged groceries on a blanket account at Albertson's for more than two years. "It got easier every time I did it. I wanted to get out, but it was so easy to get the groceries for me and my family," he said. Filing false claims against the government carries a maximum sentence of five years in jail and a $250,000 fine. Under the plea agreement, Headdress faces probation, restitution of more than $1,528 to the federal government and $754 to Albertson's when he is sentenced in September. Three of Headdress' brothers, all from the reservation, have appeared in federal court on similar charges. Two have pleaded guilty.