Shoshone Council Dismissed
RIVERTON, Wyo. (AP) — All five members of the Eastern Shoshone Business Council have been suspended by the tribe's General Council.
A majority vote of more than 100 tribal members determined that the councilors violated the ethics code.
Shoshone tribal liaison to the governor's office Leslie Shakespeare says the members were suspended for 10 days without pay and each ordered to pay a $500 fine.
Tribal member and former tribal attorney general Kimberly Varilek says the council allowed the brother of a councilor to access tribal resources for personal business.
She says the council violated the privacy of tribal members by handing out their personal addresses in addition to several ethics violations.
Varilek says the suspensions will be staggered so tribal business can continue.