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

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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