Fight For Justice
On the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Reservation
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The plaintiffs have dropped their claim against Archbishop of Detroit Maida in the civil suit. See below for more information.
Wednesday November 5, 1997
Fred Dakota was sentenced to 2 ½ years in federal prison today by Judge Bell. After his 30 months in prison he will also serve 3 years supervised release for his crimes. Also Dakota was fined $30.000.00. He will start serving his sentence immediately.
Dakota was denied bail until his appeal was heard. Assistant U.S. Attorney Judd Spray told the court that "Dakota has the attitude that he is above the law, that there is a different standard for him."
Tuesday November 4, 1997
Polinsky goes to jail for 3 years.
Jerrold Polinsky of Atlantic City, NJ was sentenced to three years in a federal prison and fined $60,000.00 by Judge Robert Holmes Bell today. After his prison term has been served he will be on probation for 3 years and cannot have any contact the gambling industry.
Judge Bell denied a Polinsky request to turn himself in at a later date in order to prepare his defense in cases pending against him in Minnesota and Louisiana.
Polinsky asked for Bell's sympathy & apologized to his family "for the embarrassment I've cause them." "I have been a good citizen, I've made an error in judgment." he said.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Judd Spray, who prosecuted the case said: "The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community is much more deserving of Mr. Polinsky's apology than his family." "He may be sorry for some things, but he not sorry for the crimes he committed.."
Monday November 3, 1997
Dakota Charged with weapons charges.
Fred Dakota & Brad Dakota were charged with weapons violations in Delta County, MI District Court. Fred Dakota is being charges with felony possession of a firearm by a felon and a misdemeanor possession of a weapon without a hunting license. Tribal Chief Judge Bradley Dakota was charged with taking a deer out of season and possession of a weapon without a license, both are misdemeanors charges. Dakota is saying he was only excising his treaty right
To read a brief summary of FFJ and it's begining read Tina Lam's Detorit Free Press article