A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin on Wednesday, Oct. 21 indicted two residents of Barron County for alleged financial crimes, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Scott Blader.
Leva Oustigoff Jr., 58, of Cumberland, was charged with eight counts of embezzling money from the Turtle Lake Casino while he was employed there. The indictment alleges Oustigoff embezzled nearly $73,000 from the casino between December 2015 and January 2018. The casino is operated by the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin.
If convicted, Oustigoff faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and IRS Criminal Investigation, with the cooperation of the St. Croix Tribe.
Postal fund charges
Cammy J. Gillett, 44, of Cameron, was charged with misappropriation of postal funds from March 2019 through July 2020. The indictment alleges that while an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, she converted to her own use more than $1,000 in postal money orders. The indictment also charges her with making false entries of postal money order sales.
If convicted, Gillett faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each count. The charges against her are the result of an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of the Inspector General.