Firing of Leech Lake legal director on hold
The firing of the legal director for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota has been put on hold.

Michael Grabow was fired during special tribal council meeting that was attended by just two council members. Those two members -- Secretary-Treasurer Arthur “Archie” LaRose and District III Representative Donald “Mick” Finn -- happen to be under investigation by Grabow.

LaRose and Finn have defended their action but the tribe's human resources director has not accepted Grabow's termination due to insufficient documentation. Grabow was instead placed on administrative leave.

LaRose and Finn are accused of conflicts of interest. LaRose allegedly used $45,000 in tribal funds to repair his mother's home. Finn's trucking company was paid $40,000 by the tribe.

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