Saginaw Chippewa man found guilty for intimidating leaders
Gary Sprague, a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan, was found guilty in tribal court for making threats against tribal leaders.

Sprague, 12, was charged with 12 counts of threat and intimidation. The jury deliberated for less than two hours before returning a guilty verdict, tribal member Rob Peters said on his blog My Native Life.

Sprague, the brother of a former subchief, said the case against him was political. He apparently accused some tribal leaders of not meeting membership requirements.

Sprague faces 90 days in jail and/or a $300 fine for each of the 12 counts, The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun reported.

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Sprague found guilty of threatening Tribal Council (The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun 5/21)

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