|Updated: 11/15/2013 7:26 pm
||Published: 11/15/2013 5:25 pm
More than 16,000 members of the Osage Nation just found out their chief may lose his job.
FOX23 learned the Osage Nation's Congress voted to go forward with a removal trial for Principal Chief John Red Eagle.
This follows a two-month investigation into allegations the chief abused his power.
FOX23 learned sources went to Osage Nation Congress with 15 allegations against Red Eagle.
The Congress then requested the nation's Supreme Court to appoint a five-person committee to hear the claims.
The chief's in-house attorney, Terry Mason Moore, said the chief has not had a fair chance to defend himself.
"No matter who is the subject of a removal trial or a removal process, whether it's an elected official or an appointed official, everyone should have the right to due process," he said.
A trial date has not been set. Principal Chief John Red Eagle's term ends next June.