Parisi Verdict Handed Down 

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A former finance director of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Indian Township has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for his role in the misuse of tribal and federal funds. James Parisi Jr. of Portland was convicted in November of 11 of 21 counts of conspiracy and misuse of funds. He was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor. The 45-year-old Parisi’s co-defendant, former tribal Gov. Robert Newell, was handed a five-year sentence Friday. The Bangor Daily News said Judge George Singal also sentenced Parisi to three years of probation following his prison term and ordered him to pay $1.6 million in restitution. Parisi and Newell have been ordered to begin their sentences on May 27.