Jury exonerates former Sault Tribe chairman in severance case
A jury in Michigan state court cleared the former chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in a lawsuit over $2.66 million in severance pay.

After losing his bid for re-elction in 2004, Bernard Bouschor wrote checks to his top aides.The tribe sued to recover the money but a jury said the defendants were entitled to severance packages.

According to The Soo Evening News, former general counsel Daniel Green received a little over $500,000 while former chief financial officer Dan Weaver and former deputy counsel James Jannetta received over $400,000. Former human resources director David Scott was paid about $350,000 in severance.

Three other former employees also received payments but weren't a part of this litigation because they settled with the tribe, the paper said.

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Bouschor, key employees exonerated (The Soo Evening News 10/21)

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