Law firm agrees to pay $1M to Sault Tribe to resolve lawsuit
The law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone agreed to pay $1 million to the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan.

The law firm was a defendant in a lawsuit that the tribe filed against former chairman Bernard Bouschor. The tribe accused the firm and Bouschor of embezzlement in connection with $2.66 million in severance pay issued to former tribal employees.

The tribe will continue its lawsuit against Bouschor. “I’m pleased we were able to hold one party responsible for its role in the litigation and that we are free to continue on with the other defendants, soon we can put this behind us as a tribe and move forward," Chairman John McCoy said in a press release.

In related news, the tribe released the unofficial results of a primary election. Voters will fill open slots on the tribal board.

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Sault Tribe gets $1M settlement (The Soo Evening News 5/20)
Press Release: Sault Tribe gets a million dollars (Sault Tribe 5/20)
Press Release: Unofficial Sault Tribe primary election results (Sault Tribe 5/20)