NOW we know another reason why Pechanga terminated a huge portion of their tribe.
In addition to fattening their own per capita checks, it's also so they could grease the palms of politicians.
The California Democratic Party has contributed another $250,000 to state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata's legal fund, reinvigorating his defense against a years-long FBI corruption probe.
Until last week, the fund had collected only $60,000 in 2008 — $25,000 each from the Pechanga Band of Mission Indians and from San Diego Padres owner John J. Moores, and $10,000 from Manhattan Beach homemaker Jennifer Sizemore. But the Democratic State Central Committee of California followed up its December contribution of $200,000 with another $250,000 last week, records show.
Records show the businesses of Perata's son and daughter have been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by political committees under his direct control, even as Nick Perata and his businesses were involved in real estate rentals and sales with his father.
Mark Macarro and Pechanga gave $25,000 to a termed out politician who is under and FBI probe? Hmm, Pechanga is under an DOJ probe too. Hush money? Or just thank you money for looking the other way while Pechanga massacred it's people?
That's good money that could have been used to pay for the health care of tribal elders that Pechanga kicked to the curb.