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Micmac chief suspended for not showing up to work


William Phillips, the chief of the Aroostook Band of Micmacs in Maine, has been suspended without pay.

Phillips has served as chief for seven years. Critics say he hasn't been showing up for work and may be misusing tribal funds.

Some tribal members circulated a petition to oust Phillips but the tribal council decided to wait. A community meeting will be later this month where Phillips can defend himself.

Get the Story:
Micmac chief placed on unpaid suspension (AP 7/7)

Relevant Links:
Aroostook Band of Micmacs - http://www.micmac-nsn.gov

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