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11/04/08 - Indian ex-governor on trial


The governor of the Indian Township Passamaquoddy Tribe testified against his predecessor in U.S. District Court on Monday as the jury trial of Robert L. Newell and the tribe’s ex-business manager began.

Gov. William Nicholas said that Newell’s spending had put the tribe more than $1.6 million over budget in May 2004, eight months into the tribe’s fiscal year. The head of the current tribal