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 Fight For Justice

On the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Reservation




Jondreau Transcript


Baraga County Trial





OPENING STATEMENT OF MR. SCHROCK


DIRECT EXAMINATION


BY MR. SCHROCK:


(Defendant's Exhibit 1 marked for identification)




MR. SCHROCK: We offer this in evidence.

Mr. Mather: No objections.

The COURT: It may be received.

(Defendant's Exhibit 1 received in evidence)


Mr. SCHROCK: I have no further questions.

CROSS EXAMINATION


BY MR. MATHER:


Mr. SCHROCK: I think he's confusing the witness.

On the one hand, he's saying -- the witness testified that he considered he had to have a commercial license to sell these fish; now, counsel is asking him -- and I think he's got him confused -- so far as selling these fish on the reservation or selling them off the reservation.

MR. MATHER: Your Honor, I referred to taking them on reservation lands.

THE COURT: Would you rephrase your --

MR, SCHROCK:

You, also, mentioned, counsel, that -- in your question -- so far as asking the Defendant if he admitted that he had to have a commercial license to sell he fish on the reservation.

MR. MATHER: Then, I would agree I did confuse him unintentionally,

THE COURT: Rephrase the question, counsel.



MR. MATHER: I believe that's all.

REDIRECT EXAMINATION


BY MR. SCHROCK:



MR. SCHROCK: I think that's all.

MR. MATHER: Nothing further, Your Honor.

MR. SCHROCK: You can step down, Mr. Jondreau.

(Witness excused)


THE COURT:
Counsel, is there any evidence to be introduced with reference to the fact that there has been no change in this treaty or is just the-word of Mr. Jondreau that you are relying on, counsel?

MR. SCHROCK:
I have no certified information at this time

THE COURT:
Very well. Mr. Schrock, is there anything that you wish to say to the Court before sentence is pronounced on your client?

MR SCHROCK:
Nothing other than what's already been said, Your Honor.

THE COURT:
Very well. Would you have Mr. Jondreau please step forward to the bench? Mr. Jondreau, it is the judgment and sentence of the Court that, having found you guilty, that you be fined the sum of $50 and costs in the amount of $25. The fine and costs are to be paid to the Clerk of the Court on or before the 5th day of April, 1967, and in default thereof you will be remanded to the custody of the Sheriff of Baraga County to serve a period of time not to exceed 10 days.
The Sheriff and the Prosecutor, in the event of the default, will carry out the Court's commitment.

Very well; Court will recess.

To read a brief summary of FFJ and it's begining read Tina Lam's Detorit Free Press article

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