Recall vote set for Stockbridge-Munsee president

Published On: Apr 08 2013 10:07:27 AM CDT
SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) -

The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians has set a recall vote for the tribal president who's facing some misdemeanor charges.

The tribe's recall election board has validated nearly 200 signatures petitioning for the removal of Robert Chicks. The board set a vote for April 27 at the Stockbridge-Munsee tribal office. The recall effort began last month after the tribal council decided not to take action against Chicks for alleged conduct violating tribal law.

The Shawano Leader reports Chicks is charged with several misdemeanors connected to a traffic stop. He's accused of giving an officer a false name, of using a tribal credit card to post bond and missing a court appearance. Chicks says he is not guilty of the charges.