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Assault case topples Greektown Casino chairman

13 December 2007

DETROIT, Michigan -- As reported by the Detroit Free Press: "The chairman of the Greektown Casino board of directors has been forced to step down after being accused of assaulting a woman who fought off his sexual advances.

"Fred Paquin, who is also police chief for the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, was removed as chairman of the Detroit casino in November -- only three months after taking the post -- under pressure from state gaming officials.

"Paquin, 50, who denies an assault, faces a February trial in Chippewa County on the misdemeanor charge.

"...His lawyer, Joe Kwiatkowski, said: "We're absolutely convinced that her allegation is not going to be proven beyond the reasonable doubt standards."

"...The Michigan Attorney General's Office is handling the assault trial, set for Feb. 14..."

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