February 9, 2023

Jury Convicts Former High-Ranking BLM Official

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Lyon was convicted of approving time sheet information for one of his Deputy State Directors, Larry Ray Denny, 67, of Box Elder, even though Denny had left his position in Virginia in July 2012 to return to Montana and take a job with the Chippewa Cree Tribe on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. Federal prosecutors alleged that Lyon knew or should have known that his subordinate had abandoned his position and was performing no work on behalf of the federal government when he told BLM time keepers to continue to enter Denny’s hours as if he were earning a federal paycheck.

Source: Jury Convicts Former High-Ranking BLM Official | USAO-MT | Department of Justice