North Dakota high court won't enforce tribal order

A tribal court order against a disgraced developer accused of defrauding the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been rejected by the North Dakota Supreme Court.

A tribal judge ordered developer Gary Minard to be arrested as part of a million-dollar housing fraud case. A state district court upheld the order and county law enforcement went looking for Minard.

But last week, the state Supreme Court said it couldn't enforce the order. According to The Bismarck Tribune, the court said the tribe didn't follow proper procedures.

As a result, county officials have stopped searching for Minard. Tribal chairman Charlie Murphy also called off the search.

Minard's lawyer says the tribe lacks jurisdiction over non-Indians.

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Tribal members question chairman's order (The Bismarck Tribune 9/29)

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