Rhonda Jones Hughes was suspended a week ago because of her January arrest for drug possession in Florida. The Lumbee ICWA Director is also embroiled in scandal because of her alleged affair with her husbands’ cousin, Vice Chairrman Aaron Tobey.
Her case will be discussed in Executive Session tonight if they have the Council meeting as scheduled.
Jones-Hughes clearly did not list the arrest on her application. In such a sensative job, her record prohibits her from having contact with children or representiving the Tribe before the Commonwealth.
But, lying on an application is always grounds for dismissal.
Tribal members know however, that had it not been for the Reel Wamps disclosure of the Lumbee arrest, she would still be paid over $70k to run the Indian Child Welfare Act…and Tribal members would continue to complain bitterly about her job performance.