Chairman of Lumbee Tribe denies using housing funds for site
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Leaders of the Lumbee Tribe
of North Carolina are threatening to shut down government operations in a dispute with Chairman Paul
The council believes Brooks used housing funds to buy a $36,000 acre lot. But he has refused to turn over the check ledger so they say there is no way to know for sure.
"I say, 'No ledger. No budget,'" council member Terry Campbell said at a meeting on Tuesday, The Fayeteville Observer reported.
Brooks used funds from an economic development account to buy the lot, tribal administrator Tony Hunt told the council at the meeting.
Hunt also said Brooks already sent the tribe's Indian housing plan to the Department of Housing and Urban Development
without the council's approval.
"The chairman is using this as his personal piggy bank," said council member McDuffie Cummings, the paper reported. "It's got to stop. If we don't get that ledger, we will not fund this Indian Housing Plan."
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