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Court Order Against Chairwoman Diver


There is a primary election Tuesday for the Fond du Lac Reservation and there is some controversy. A temporary restraining order has been granted against Tribal Chairwoman Karen Diver and her mother. It was requested by a man running against her.

The temporary restraining order stems from an alleged incident at Black Bear Casino back in February. According to police and court records, the man who was granted the restraining order, John Henry McMillen, alleges that Diver pointed her finger at his face, yelling and shaking with anger. McMillen told police Diver threatened to sue him for slander for questioning her status as an enrolled member of the band. The police report said McMillen alleges that Diver's mother poked him in the face and had to be restrained by Diver. Diver said, "The whole thing is part of unfounded allegations attempting to disrupt the election process."

McMillen is one of the candidates running against Diver for the Tribal Chair position. A court hearing regarding the temporary restraining order is scheduled for Wednesday.


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