Comanche Nation official sentenced to prison
Anderson, 55, resigned from his post in March when he pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement in federal court in Oklahoma City.
He apologized Wednesday for abusing the tribe's trust in him.
"I did wrong, and I'm sorry,” Anderson said. "I've never been in a situation like this before, and I don't intend to be in this situation again.”
He deposited money given to the police department into the account, but spent the money on gambling, meals and gifts, prosecutors said. His actions cost the tribe more than $50,000.