A former state worker pleaded guilty to stealing money from the commission she worked for.
Cheryl Yazzie is one of three people who were accused of using phony vouchers to pocket money belonging to the state-run Martin Luther King Commission, which supports community programs in the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Tuesday, Yazzie pleaded guilty in exchange for 364 days in jail
The former head of the commission, Kimberly Greene, is also facing charges, and so is Charles Countee, the head of a nonprofit called “E-Read” that worked with the commission.
They’re scheduled for trial next year.