Charges against for­mer chief re­ferred

Mor­ley Goo­goo as­sault case to be han­dled through restora­tive jus­tice pro­gram

Cape Breton Post - - Cape Breton - BY CAPE BRE­TON POST STAFF

Charges of as­sault and caus­ing a dis­tur­bance against a re­gional chief with the Assem­bly of First Na­tions have been re­ferred to the restora­tive jus­tice pro­gram.

Joseph Wayne Mor­ley Goo­goo, 48, of South Park Street, Hal­i­fax, is charged with as­sault and caus­ing a dis­tur­bance by ar­gu­ing and fight­ing in hall­way.

The of­fences oc­curred at the Hamp­ton Inn, lo­cated in Mem­ber­tou, on June 17.

Goo­goo, a for­mer chief of the Way­cobah First Na­tion, is now to re­turn to pro­vin­cial court Oct. 30 for up­date on his progress in the pro­gram.

The restora­tive jus­tice pro­gram is an al­ter­na­tive to the reg­u­lar court process. The pro­gram brings to­gether all sides to discuss what oc­curred and what would be the most ap­pro­pri­ate sen­tenc­ing.

Among the con­di­tions of his re­lease, Goo­goo is to stay away from the Hamp­ton Inn and the Mem­ber­tou Trade and Con­ven­tion Cen­tre.

He is to have no con­tact with the com­plainant and is to re­frain from al­co­hol and drugs not pre­scribed him by a doc­tor.

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