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PENDLETON — In August, former WNBA star and Umatilla tribal citizen Shoni Schimmel will plead guilty and be sentenced in a domestic violence case stemming from her arrest in 2021.

Schimmel is charged with felony assault and assault by strangulation, federal charges that carry a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, plus three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. Schimmel initially pleaded not guilty to both charges.

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Schimmel named All-Star starter

East’s Shoni Schimmel (23), of the Atlanta Dream, pushes the ball up court during the second half of the WNBA All-Star basketball game July 19, 2014, in Phoenix. The East won 125-124 in overtime.

Schimmel named to preseason Top 30

Louisville’s Shoni Schimmel, (23) shoots as Maryland’s Laurin Mincy (1) tries to block during the second half of an NCAA tournament second-round women’s college basketball game March 19, 2012, in College Park, Maryland. The Terrapins won 72-68.

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Umatilla Tribal Court Judge David Gallaher (center) holds hearings July 14, 2022, in eight separate cases, mostly traffic violations that included a felony driving under the influence case where the driver had been previously convicted of the same charge.

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