Phelps denies fearing audit at contra...

Phelps denies fearing audit at contract backdating trial

A former South Dakota nonprofit executive accused of trying to avoid a potential state audit said Wednesday that he didn't intend to cheat or deceive anyone when he backdated contracts in 2015. Stacy Phelps , the former CEO of the nonprofit American Indian Institute for Innovation , testified for a second day at his trial, saying he backdated the documents in August 2015 because his colleague, Scott Westerhuis , said he couldn't find the originals.

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