NESPELEM - The Colville Business Council released, Nov. 10, the investigative report in regard to an ethics complaint made against Colville Business Council member Virgil “Smoker” Marchand. 

The report, which was completed by the law firm Hobbs, Straus, Dean and Walker, contains redactions from the Colville Tribal Office of Reservation Attorneys.

Marchand declined to comment.

On Nov. 5, CBC voted to suspend Marchand for 60 days without pay, citing in the corresponding resolution, “Councilmember Marchand disclosed confidential, privileged information gained by virtue of holding Council office.”

The investigative report can be read here.

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