Norton's choice raises questions
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Ross Swimmer is remembered for a lot of things during his days at the Reagan administration, as Bill McAllister of The Denver Post points out in this week's Beltway Notebook.

As head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs for three years during the Reagan administration, Swimmer tried to hand over tribal and individual trust accounts to two banks, recalls the Notebook. Congress had to step in and prevent the transfer until he did an accounting of the trusts.

Long after Swimmer left, reconciliation of the tribal accounts was performed with the help of Arthur Anderson, an accounting firm. The firm said doing the same for the individual accounts was practically impossible.

The Notebook gives a shout-out to Indianz.Com this week as well.

Get the Story:
Beltway Notebook: Not much Indian trust left (The Denver Post 11/25)

Today on Indianz.Com:
Norton faces big week on trust (11/26)
Editorial: Give Norton plan a chance (11/26)
Norton's attorney decries unfairness (11/26)

Relevant Links:
Office of the Special Trustee -
Trust Management Improvement Project -
Indian Trust: Cobell v. Norton -

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