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Ex-Navajo Nation controller faces new criminal complaints

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Navajo Nation officials have accused former top financial officer Pearline Kirk of misrepresenting information on a company hired to do rapid COVID-19 testing on the reservation.

The Navajo Nation has accused its former top financial officer of misrepresenting information on a company hired to do rapid COVID-19 testing on the reservation.

The criminal complaints filed Friday in tribal court allege Pearline Kirk violated tribal law in advising the tribal government to hire Agile Technologies Group LLC.

The tribe's Department of Justice says the company received more than $3 million for pandemic-related services but wasn't qualified.

Kirk's attorney, David Jordan, did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment Monday.

He previously said Kirk did nothing wrong and was protecting essential workers in her office.