Mashpee Tribe Offers Show of Support for Chairman Charged in Thefts
January 13, 2023
One week after pleading not guilty to two criminal theft charges, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Chairman Brian Weeden returned to work today amid a show of support from the Tribe.
Chairman Weeden, 30, had been on paid leave since early December 2022, when he was identified as a suspect in the theft of cultural items from the Plimoth Patuxet Museums in Plymouth, Mass. He was charged with breaking and entering and felony larceny of more than $1,200, according to Plymouth District Court.
Weeden pleaded not guilty to the charges in Plymouth District Court on Jan. 5.