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From left are Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Secretary/Treasurer Mike Bongo, District 2 Representative Steve White, Chairman Arthur "Archie" LaRose, District 1 Representative Robbie Howe and District 3 Representative Eugene "Ribs" Whitebird. The Leech Lake Tribal Council met with Band members Monday morning concerning an unauthorized loan to the late Bill Bieloh and Moondance Jam Inc. Pioneer Photo/Molly Miron

Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe: Investigation into Moondance Jam loan prompts petition for removal of Bongo

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CASS LAKE - An investigation into a loan of tribal funds to the late Bill Bieloh of Walker led to a Monday morning Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Tribal Council vote to prosecute Secretary/Treasurer Mike Bongo and former tribal Legal Director Eric Lochen and Executive Director Robert Aitken.

Aitken and Lochen had already been terminated, and a petition for removal or recall of Bongo is in circulation.

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