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Tribal leaders ordered arrested
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NOVEMBER 10, 2000

A Superior Court in Maine has ordered the arrest of the leaders of the Penobscot Nation and of two Passamaquoddy Tribes because they have failed to turn over documents related to regulation of water on their respective reservations.

Governors Barry Dana of the Penobscot Nation, Richard Doyle of the Pleasant Point Passamaquoddy, and Richard Stevens of the Passamaquoddy Indian Township were found in contempt. The tribes are also being fined $1,000 a day.

But the fines won't be incurred and the leaders won't actually be arrested until November 13 in order to allow them enough time to file appeals.

Get the Story:
Tribal leaders are in contempt, but arrests are delayed for now (AP 11/9)

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