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Your affiant, Christopher Bedeau, being first duly sworn on oath, swears that:

1.                  That I previously worked as the Interim Tribal Referral Director and Energy Coordinator for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe (LLBO).

2.                  That I am providing this affidavit to describe the circumstances of my interrogation by Ned Tripp, Chief of Internal Investigations, Rodney White and Chet Carlson on October 28, 2004.

3.                  That I was under the impression I was meeting with employees of the LLBO regarding internal accounting matters.

4.                  That at the beginning of this meeting Ned Tripp recited a Miranda Warning to me and I noticed that he had a gun and badge on his belt.

5.                  That at no time did Ned Tripp identify himself as a law enforcement officer other than the visual cues of a gun, badge and the Miranda Warning.

6.                  That I was in a closed, private office and made to feel like I was being subjected to an arrest-like interrogation by LLBO employees.

7.                  That the interrogation was tape recorded and a transcript was provided for my Unemployment Insurance appeal hearing for January 13, 2005.  (See copy attached).

8.                  That during the hearing when it was discovered that Ned Tripp was actually a law enforcement officer licensed by the Minnesota Peace Officers Standards and Training Board.

9.                  The Ned Tripp was asked if he identified himself as a police officer and he couldn’t remember and when asked if a police complaint or charge had been filed he stated that none had been filed.

10.              That I have since become aware of other LLBO employees who have also been interrogated by Ned Tripp and been subjected to Miranda Warnings.


 <>FURTHER YOUR AFFIANT SAYETH NOTAffiant, Christopher Bedeau - Subscribed and sworn to before me this _____ day of January, 2005. Notary Public