Lawsuit over Grand Traverse Band salaries settled
A lawsuit over salaries for leaders of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan has been settled.

The tribe's compensation committee filed the suit in December, alleging former chairman Robert Kewaygoshkum raised council member salaries without proper authorization. The settlement rescinds the pay increases.

But council members who received extra pay won't be forced to give the money back to the tribe. "I leave that decision up to them," current chairman Derek Bailey told The Traverse City Record-Eagle.

Bailey defeated Kewaygoshkum for the chairman's post.

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