Newell On Trial In Bangor 

Jurors continue to comb over evidence in the case of a former Passamaquoddy tribal governor and an ex-business manager accused of misusing more than$1.5 millionin federal money.

The jury in Bangor spent all of Wednesday deliberating the case of Robert Newell, the former Indian Township governor, and James Parisi Junior.

They got the case late Tuesday afternoon. The federal government says the men spent nearly $1.7 million between 2002 and 2006, for uses not allowed by law.

Newell who took the stand on Monday, and told the jury he moved money from one account to another, or approved that action, to meet tribal expenses.

But he says he wasn’t trying to break the law.