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UPDATE: Stockbridge-Munsee President Recalled

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: 4/29 at 12:18 p.m.

According to the Stockbridge-Munsee website, tribal members have voted to recall President Robert Chicks.

The Saturday vote was 224 in favor of recall, 128 against.

According to WLUK-TV, tribal Vice-President Wally Miller will oversee the role of President until that vacancy is filled. A special election will be held to fill that seat until the regularly-scheduled elections that are held the second Saturday of every October.

Chicks faces several misdemeanor charges related to a January traffic stop in Langlade County. He has pleaded not guilty. A May 6 status conference is scheduled on the cases.

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UPDATE: 4/8 at 10:59 a.m.

SHAWANO (AP) - The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians has set a recall vote for the tribal president who's facing some misdemeanor charges.

The tribe's recall election board has validated nearly 200 signatures petitioning for the removal of Robert Chicks. The board set a vote for April 27 at the Stockbridge-Munsee tribal office. The recall effort began last month after the tribal council decided not to take action against Chicks for alleged conduct violating tribal law.

The Shawano Leader reports Chicks is charged with several misdemeanors connected to a traffic stop. He's accused of giving an officer a false name, of using a tribal credit card to post bond and missing a court appearance. Chicks says he is not guilty of the charges.
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ORIGINAL STORY: 3/21 at 9:48 a.m.

Stockbridge-Munsee tribal president Robert Chicks has pleaded not guilty to three misdemeanor charges in connection with an incident in Langlade County.

Chicks, 58, was charged with obstructing an officer for allegedly lying to police about his identity during a traffic stop. Chicks did not have a valid driver's license, according to the criminal complaint.

According to WLUK-TV, Chicks allegedly did not show up for court, prompting a charge of bail jumping. He's also charged with theft.

Chicks is free on $1,000 signature bond. He'll return to court May 6.


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