Members of Winnebago Tribe call for indictments of ex-leaders

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Members of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska told The Lincoln Journal Star that federal authorities are looking into allegations of corruption on the reservation.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s Office have conducted interviews, according to Sharon Redhorn-Chamberlain of a group called Winnebago Tribe for the People. But she doesn't know the status of the probe and the agencies wouldn't comment either.

“We have a lot of people asking us where the investigation is, if it’s going to happen,” Redhorn-Chamberlain told the paper. “We don’t have any answers.”

Tribal members voted nine council members out of office and Redhorn-Chamberlain's group wants all of them charged. The dispute stems from the alleged misuse of tribal funds.

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Winnebago group calls for indictments against former council members (The Lincoln Journal Star 3/22)

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