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Citizen Potawatomi chairman accuses rival in court

The chairman of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation is once again accusing a political opponent of defamation.

John "Rocky" Barrett filed a criminal defamation of character complaint against Robert Leon Bruno. Barrett is seeking re-election as chairman and Bruno is challenging him.

Previously, Barrett accused another group of tribal members of defamation for information they posted on a web site. The case floundered when two different tribal attorneys refused to prosecute the case, leading Barrett to fire them.

Get the Story:
Candidate ordered to tribal court in defamation (The Oklahoman 3/10)
CPN's Barrett takes political rival to court (The Native American Times 3/10)

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