Local & Regional
Wed October 30, 2013
Allegations Could See Osage Chief Removed
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) — Findings to support seven allegations of wrongdoing against Osage Nation Principal Chief John D. Red Eagle have been presented in a report by an Osage Congress committee that recommended his removal from office.
The Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise reports that eight other allegations were deemed insufficient and no criminal matters are involved.
The tribe's Select Committee of Inquiry ruled that six of the charges were serious enough to warrant removal from office for the chief, who was elected in 2010.
Red Eagle has repeatedly denied the allegations, which he said are of a political nature.
The report found enough evidence to support allegations against Red Eagle on charges including malfeasance in office, disregard of constitutional duties and oath of office and abuse of the government process.