Man Convicted in Tribal Corruption Case Charged with Escape
A man who was convicted of defrauding a Montana Indian tribe now faces an escape charge after prosecutors say he fled from a minimum-security prison last fall. He was captured after crashing a stolen vehicle during a law enforcement pursuit on Interstate 90 near Bozeman.
A federal grand jury indicted Gary Conti in March on the alleged escape from the Federal Correctional Institution in Englewood, Colorado.
A judge kept the case sealed until Conti recovered from injuries suffered in the November crash. U.S. District Judge Brian Morris unsealed the case Thursday and scheduled a June 21 hearing.
Police say Conti escaped the prison just days after a court rejected an appeal of his conviction for participating in a scheme to defraud a Blackfeet Tribe youth program.