Barron County man charged with embezzlement from casino


Date: October 21, 2020


Madison, Wis. -- A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned an indictment on Leva Oustigoff. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Leva Oustigoff, Jr., Cumberland, Wisconsin, is charged with eight counts of embezzling money from the Turtle Lake Casino operated by the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, while an employee of the casino.

The dates and amounts of the alleged embezzlements are:

Count Date Amount
1 December 18, 2015 approximately $9,500
2 April 4, 2016 approximately $7,500
3 April 29, 2016 approximately $1,799
4 September 13, 2017 approximately $8,599
5 October 19, 2017 approximately $8,599
6 October 25, 2017 approximately $20,000
7 November 27, 2017 approximately $8,000
8 January 18, 2018 approximately $8,637

If convicted, Oustigoff faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count.

The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the IRS Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the cooperation of the St. Croix Tribe.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Diane Schlipper is handling the investigation.