A Navajo Nation lawmaker who was convicted in a criminal trial of funneling nearly $34,000 in tribal funds to his family has lost his post.
The tribe's election office declared a vacancy Friday for the legislative seat held by Mel Begay.
A jury found Begay guilty on 10 counts in late March. The election office had been awaiting the judge's final order before removing him from office.
Begay is scheduled to be sentenced May 17 and also faces jail time and fines.