Former Wampanoag Tribal Chair Indicted a Second Time
The former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, already charged in a bribery scheme involving the tribe's plans to build a resort casino in Taunton, now faces a new charge in Federal Court.
The U.S. Attorney's office says 55-year old Cedric Cromwell of Attleboro has been indicted with four counts of filing a false tax return.
The government says between 2014 and 2017, Cromwell failed to report more than $177,000 he allegedly received in connection with the casino project.
In the earlier indictment, Cromwell and David Dequattro, 54, of Warwick, R.I., were each indicted in November 2020 on two counts of accepting or paying bribes as an agent (Or to an agent) of an Indian tribal government and one count of conspiring to commit bribery.
Cromwell was also indicted on four counts of extortion under color of official right and one count of conspiring to commit extortion.
Information from the U.S. Attorney's Office