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Utah tribal leader under fire over gifts from Washington football team

  • Chairwoman of Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah faces removal from office
  • Tribal documents allege gifts could influence debate over team’s name

A Utah tribal leader is facing removal from office, accused of taking improper gifts from a Washington Redskins foundation amid controversy over the team’s name.

The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah is expected to decide in the next 10 days whether to remove its chairwoman, Gari Lafferty. On Thursday, she defended her acceptance of a signed football and a trip to Washington DC.

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