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Younce to replace Taylor on tribal alcohol board

Heather Younce. Photo from EBCI livestream Heather Younce. Photo from EBCI livestream

resignation of former TABCC Chairman Pepper Taylor.

Sneed had also sought the resignation of a second TABCC member, Shannon Ross, who in a separate Internal Audit and Ethics investigation was found to have, on multiple occasions, falsely identified himself to a casino bartender as an alcohol law enforcement officer. He was attempting to get the bartender to serve him a second drink while he already had his first in hand, the investigation found.

Ross refused to resign, prompting Sneed to submit a resolution to Tribal Council for its Feb. 2 meeting seeking to remove Ross for cause. However, Tribal Council showed little appetite for facilitating Ross’s removal. After a meandering 45-minute conversation, Sneed saw the resolution was not likely to pass and requested that it be withdrawn, a move Tribal Council approved unanimously. The move was intended to leave the door open for the TABCC to request Ross’s removal itself, but no such resolution was ever submitted.

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