BIA director cited for mismanagement to take over Midwest Region

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Niles Cesar, a BIA regional director forced out of the bureau’s Alaska office for alleged mismanagement and fraud, is slated in late August to take the reins at the BIA’s Midwest Regional Office, which exercises jurisdiction over 35 reservations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan. A February 9, 2009 report by Interior Department Inspector General Earl Devaney concluded that “the Alaska region’s inattention to expenditures and failure to