A third former Winnebago Tribal Council member has pleaded guilty to his role in stealing from the tribe's casino in Iowa.

Charles Aldrich, 48, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Omaha to aiding and abetting willful misapplication of casino funds. His sentencing is set for Sept. 18.

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Aldrich is one of nine former council members accused of a conspiracy to siphon more than $327,000 from the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa. He is the third so far to enter a guilty plea.

The rest are awaiting trial.