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Cooperative Agreements

Title: Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation—Memorandum of Understanding: Investigative Responsibilities for Indian Country
Parties: Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut, FBI, BIA, and OLES
Date enacted/published: December 5, 2002


This MOU, presumably proposed by the federal government, details the investigative procedures for criminal matters that arise within Mashantucket Pequot Indian country concerning federal jurisdiction. Key provisions include:

  • Jurisdiction: This MOU governs federal criminal violations arising within Indian country, including crimes covered by the Major Crimes Act, crimes covered by the General Crimes Act, federal crimes of general applicability, and criminal offense that apply specifically within Indian country.
  • Investigative Responsibilities: The MOU establishes a hierarchy of leading and supporting agencies depending on the nature of the crime.