Bank cites leadership battle in freeze of Comanche Nation funds

The Comanche Nation of Oklahoma has split into rival factions, with both sides seeking control of $6.5 million in a bank.

Chairman Johnny Wauqua initiated a recall against six members of the tribal council, The Oklahoman reported. Three of them have split off and have accused of Wauqua of acting illegally.

The dispute prompted the International Bank of Commerce to freeze seven tribal accounts, the paper said. The bank doesn't know which faction should control the money.

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Lawton bank freezes $6.5 million in Comanche Nation funds (The Oklahoman 6/5)

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