Lumbee tribal council upholds firing of administrator
Friday, January 30, 2004

The Lumbee tribal council voted 11-9 to fire the tribe's administration and voted 12-9 to hire a new one.

Chairman Jimmy Goins fired Darlene Jacobs after alleged irregularities with federal housing funds were raised. But the Lumbee Supreme Court said he must obtain concurrence of the council.

Replacing Jacobs is Leon Jacobs, the manager for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in Connecticut.

Get the Story:
Lumbee Tribal Council affirms Jacobs' firing (The Fayetteville Observer 1/30)

Relevant Links:
Official Lumbee Tribe website -

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