Prosecutor: Ex-tribal chief pleads guilty to bribery charge

September 13, 2019 GMT

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A former principal chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation has pleaded guilty to bribery related to work for the Wetumka-based Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Horn says George Tiger pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Muskogee to the charge filed Aug. 14.

Tiger’s attorney didn’t immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

Prosecutors say Tiger solicited and accepted a bribe between 2017 and 2019 concerning Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town transactions of at least $5,000.


Tiger is currently listed as a candidate for Muscogee (Creek) Nation principal chief, a position he held from 2011 to 2015. The nation has said Tiger didn’t represent the tribe at the time prosecutors say the bribery took place and that no one convicted of a felony is eligible to serve as principal chief.