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Judge dismisses charge against Navajo electee


A Navajo Nation judge dismissed a domestic violence charge against New Mexico State Sen. Leonard Tsosie, saying there wasn't any evidence of a crime.

Tsosie was hit with a temporary domestic abuse protection order last month. LaVern Wagner, an outgoing Navajo Nation Council delegate, claimed Tsosie and his brothers roughed her up on Election Day.

But once the case went to court, the judge said there was no evidence against Tsosie, who has faced questions over his ability to serve in the New Mexico Legislature and the Navajo council. Tribal election code states that a person can't serve in two legislative bodies at the same time.

Get the Story:
Tsosie happy domestic hearing is finally over (The Gallup Independent 12/4)

Relevant Links:
Navajo Nation Council - http://www.navajonationcouncil.org

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