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Tribal chair quits

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Tonto Apache Tribal Chairman Jeri DeCola has resigned under pressure of a slim majority of the tribal council for allegedly “gross misconduct,” but may run to fill her own seat in the next month. DeCola said three members of the five-member tribal council demanded her resignation after security cameras at the casino showed she had several glasses of wine while socializing with friends. The council majority termed her drinking constituted “gross misconduct,” which therefore made her subject to removal.