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Illegal gaming charges dropped against former Sheshatshiu chief

Former Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation chief Andrew Penashue is facing nine charges, some of which are related to an alleged illegal gambling house.
All charges against former Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation chief Andrew Penashue and his co-accused Mary Gregoire have been dropped. - SaltWire File Photo
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. —

All charges against Andrew Penashue and his co-accused Mary Gregoire were dropped in Happy Valley-Goose Bay court on Nov. 19.

They had been charged with allegedly running an illegal gaming house from a shed in Sheshatshiu following an RCMP raid on Sept. 28, 2018. They were facing charges including illegally operating a gaming house, operating video lottery terminals without the permission of the Atlantic Lottery Corp., and three weapons-related charges.

Penashue, a former Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation chief, was scheduled to go to trial from Nov. 26-28 and Gregoire was scheduled to return to court on Nov. 26. Those dates have now been vacated.


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