Hearings into Navajo nepotism charges fizzle
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FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2003

An investigation into allegations of nepotism and other ethical lapses at the top levels of the Navajo Nation appears to have lost steam.

President Joe Shirley Jr. and Vice President Frank Dayish Jr. were accused of hiring relatives. Their staff was called in to testify before the Navajo Government Services Committee but the panel decided to refer the charges to the tribe's ethics office instead.

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