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Ho-Chunk Nation in 'very good' shape, says president


The finances of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin are "very good" despite a recent report warning of bankruptcy, president George Lewis told The Wisconsin State Journal.

Lewis said the tribe is taking steps to address concerns raised by a recent audit. But one measure -- cutting per capita payments by 30 percent -- has angered tribal members who accuse leaders like Lewis of mismanagement.

The report said the tribe ran up a $104 million deficit last year. The tribe operates a Class III casino and a bingo hall.

Get the Story:
Ho-Chunk deficit stirs some stiff criticism (The Wisconsin State Journal 5/16)
Ho-Chunk leader calls tribe's finances good (AP 5/16)

Relevant Links:
Ho-Chunk Nation - http://www.ho-chunknation.com

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Column: Ho-Chunk Nation on verge of bankruptcy (5/9)