Petition filed against former tribal leader
A longtime leader of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas is accused of what tribal leaders call a "breach of fiduciary duty."
In a written statement released by the tribe Monday, it was announced that a petition has been filed in the Kickapoo Nation Tribe's District Court against former Tribal Chairman Clifford "Steve" Cadue, who has served as tribal chairman several times during the past three decades. The petition stems from findings of violations of the Tribe's Standard Procedures for preparing, enacting and administering an annual tribal budget ordinance.
Cadue was removed from the Tribal Council in January as budget officer. The leadership said the move stemmed from Cadue's failure to appropriately modify the tribe's fiscal year 2014 budget despite knowing that the tribe's Golden Eagle Casino's revenues fell severely short of projections. It is also alleged that Cadue executed a pledge agreement, which secured the Tribe's trust fund for its young members as collateral on a promissory note without Tribal Council action.
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