Friday, September 14, 2007

Year after year, same charges just different tribes......

Marshall missing, along with his motorcycle and trailer


By Peter Kenney

Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation came to Falmouth today seeking to speak with Glenn Marshall, deposed chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council, whose whereabouts are unknown, according to a reliable source.

Specific allegations appear to center around Marshall's questionable handling of tribal money, alleged misuse of grant funds and potentially improper gratuities from investors in the tribe's future casino ventures.

Marshall's acknowledged false claims of receiving five Purple Hearts and a Silver Star during three combat tours in Vietnam are subject to prosecution under the federal Stolen Valor Act enacted last December. It is also known that at least one member of the tribe has asked the FBI to look into possible criminal misconduct by Marshall while he was tribal council chairman.

A member of the tribe who spoke on condition of anonymity said he believed Marshall was still at the Veterans Administration hospital in Brockton where he checked himself in after an car accident in Falmouth on Aug. 31.

An FBI spokesperson in Boston declined to confirm that the agency is investigating Marshall. Falmouth police also declined to comment.

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TUCSON - The embattled chairwoman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council in southern Arizona has been removed from office.

The council voted 7-3 to remove Herminia Frias on Wednesday, a month after suspending her from the post.

Frias was removed based on misconduct charges that she improperly delegated executive authority to her former chief of staff and overreached her elected authority when she fired the tribe's treasurer.

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