Wadena owed White Earth band $731,000 by time of death
FARGO – At the time of his death on Tuesday, Darrell “Chip” Wadena owed over $731,000 to the White Earth tribe in northern Minnesota, stemming from his conviction in federal court of stealing money from the tribe for personal profit.
Wadena died Tuesday at Vibra Hospital in Fargo. He was 75. His funeral was Saturday in Naytahwaush, Minn., his hometown.
Per federal law, the restitution fine will now be terminated and written off following Wadena’s death.