Juneau Native leader accused of embezzlement


JUNEAU (AP) — A former president and CEO of Sealaska Corp. was charged with felony theft, accused of embezzling funds from two nonprofit organizations run by an Alaska Native civil rights group in Juneau.

Robert W. Loescher is accused of stealing $21,500 from the bank accounts of a legal defense fund to protect subsistence rights and another entity focusing on security of traditional food resources.

Loescher could not be reached Monday. It's unclear if he has an attorney.

Loescher, 66, chaired both the Alaska Subsistence Defense Fund and the Alaska Traditional Foods Security Council, acco...

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