Oneida Nation accuses attorney of benefiting from lawsuits

The Oneida Nation is accusing the attorney for Madison County in New York of profiting from litigation involving the tribe.

According to the tribe, John Campanie has received more than $800,000 in compensation from Nixon Peabody, the law firm that represents the county in the Oneida land claim. The compensation is in addition to the salary he is paid as county attorney, a public position.

"While making a salary as county attorney, John Campanie was and continues to illegally receive compensation for county legal work paid to him by an outside law firm that he helped select to represent Madison County,” Mark Emery, the tribe's director of media relations, said in a press release. “The arrangement Campanie set up is a clear violation of both county and state law, and must be stopped immediately.”

The lawsuit was filed in state court.

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Oneida Nation accuses Madison County attorney of improper compensation (The Syracuse Post-Standard 4/13)

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