New Gila River governor targets corruption within tribe

William Rhodes, the new governor of the Gila River Indian Community in Arizona, has targeted corruption within the tribe.

Since taking office in January, Rhodes has ousted eight or nine department directors. In the tribe's newspaper he said "some of them have gained a bad reputation because of how they've treated people."

The tribal-owned Gila River Indian News also says it will take a harder look at tribal matters. The paper ran a story in its recent edition that said former Gov. Richard Narcia and former Lt. Gov. Mary Thomas were allowed to buy their official vehicles for $1.

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