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Louisiana tribe ousts chief who was arrested when he signed up to run for the U.S. Congress


September 10, 2018

CLINTON — Billy Burkette received international attention for his campaign earlier this summer when he was led away in handcuffs after officially signing up to run for a seat in the U.S. Congress.

Embarrassed at seeing their leader, Burkette, or Chief 2 Eagles, yelling to reporters that he was being targeted because he is a Native American, the leadership of the Louisiana Band of Choctaw Indians on Saturday ousted Burkette from the tribe on charges of treason.


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