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Trial Set to Remove Osage Nation Chief

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A trial has been schedule this week by the Osage Nation Congress seeking the possible ouster of Principal Chief John Red Eagle.

Red Eagle faces removal for reported arrogation of power and disregarding his constitutional duties. He also has been accused of abuse of the government process and undermining the integrity of the office.

According to a report from the Associated Press, the Osage Congress' Select Committee of Inquiry alleges that Red Eagle interfered with and tried to stop a tribal attorney general's investigation; refused to uphold a tribal law; improperly forbade disciplinary action against a tribal Election Board employee; and that he misused more than $73,000 in Osage Nation money.

Red Eagle has called the panel's action an overreach of power.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 
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