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Sag Chip recall targets anti-Abramoff tribal leaders


Members of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan are trying to recall tribal officials who opposed disgraced Washington insiders Jack Abramoff and Michael Scanlon.

The effort targets Chief Audrey Falcon, Subchief Bernie Sprague, Secretary Ruth Moses, Treasurer Chairmaine Benz and Sergeant-at-Arms Brent Jackson. Falcon and Sprague were vocal about the $14 million the tribe gave to Abramoff.

Tribal member Patricia Peters is the spokesperson for the recall campaign. She said Falcon and the rest aren't upholding the tribal constitution.

Get the Story:
Five targeted for recall (The Morning Call 2/11)

Relevant Links:
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe - http://www.sagchip.org
Saginaw Chippewa Voices - http://www.scitmembervoices.com

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