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September 16, 2014

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Nevada homebuilder gets 4 years in Navajo housing scam

A Nevada homebuilder was sentenced today to more than four years in prison for embezzling from a federal housing grant program that was used to build affordable housing for a Navajo community near Chilchinbeto, Ariz., U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden announced.

William Aubrey, 71, of Mesquite, was convicted by a jury in May of two counts of taking and converting money and funds belonging to a tribal organization. Aubrey allegedly used money taken from the grant program to pay for his own gambling debts and other personal expenses.

A hearing to decide the amount of restitution Aubrey owes is scheduled for Oct. 15.

Aubrey must report to a federal prison on Jan. 3.

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