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Former Passamaquoddy leader on trial for fraud
Robert L. Newell, a former leader of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine, went on trial on Monday for fraud.

Newell was the governor of the tribe's Indian Township reservation. He is accused of misusing $1.7 million in federal and tribal funds.

The prosecution's opening witness was current Gov. William Nicholas. He said Newell's actions put the tribe $1.6 million over budget.

Also charged is James J. Parisi Jr., the tribe's former business manager.

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Indian ex-governor on trial (The Bangor Daily News 11/4)

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