- Associated Press - Thursday, May 14, 2015

WINNEBAGO, Neb. (AP) - The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska’s council has expelled four members accused of corruption.

The Lincoln Journal Star (https://bit.ly/1czdgWB ) reports the council voted to remove Thomas Snowball Sr., Louis Houghton Jr., Larry Payer and Charles Aldrich from office after ethics hearings were held for them.

A tribal investigative committee released a report in February saying council members had given themselves large raises and bonuses. The report also said council members gave tens of thousands of dollars through loans and discretionary grants to tribal members, many of whom were likely voters.

Council members Travis Mallory and Morgan Earth and chairman John Blackhawk resigned after the release of the report.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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