Ousted Santa Ysabel Band leader won't accept election results
The Santa Ysabel Band of Mission Indians of California elected a new chairman but its past leader refuses to go.

Johnny Hernandez won't turn over the keys to the tribal hall or give access to newly elected chairman Virgil Perez. A lawsuit in the Intertribal Court of Southern California seeks to resolve the dispute.

"He is acting like a spoiled child and doesn't want to give up what he has," tribal member June Sortore told The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Perez and vice chair Brandie Taylor, who won re-election, filed the lawsuit. Hernandez tried to oust Taylor last year.

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SANTA YSABEL: Tribe elects new leader (The San Diego Union-Tribune 11/19)

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