One of the remaining accused in the Mosquito First Nation TLE case is going to trial this fall.
Gerald Arthur Bird, who was TLE trustee on the reserve, is going to trial for fraud and criminal breach of trust. The trial is set to take place in January 2013, at Court of Queen's Bench, Battleford.
Bird's charges, which date back to the early 2000s, are in connection to treaty land entitlement money that had been specifically set aside for land purchases on the reserve, but instead was misspent on other items.
Bird is the only one of those charged in the case still pursuing a trial. Former Mosquito chief Clarence Stone had also been seeking trial, but that changed in May when he entered a guilty plea to fraud over $5,000. Stone is due to be sentenced later in June.
Two other TLE trustees, Eldon Starchief and Alphonse Moosomin, were previously sentenced to one year in jail each for criminal breach of trust, plus two years probation.