Monday, February 8, 2010
Who is Ryan Robinson and Why Did Pechanga Put Him in Charge of Tribal Funds?
Ryan Robinson went from being the Casino's Chief Financial Officer to the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians CFO.
Now, remember this from March 2005:
A financial officer for the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula was arrested Wednesday for allegedly embezzling nearly a half-million dollars, Riverside County authorities said.
Paul Del Vacchio, 39, of Murrieta was financial controller for the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians' casino, and allegedly funneled $489,000 into his personal bank account over the last two years, a sheriff's spokesman said.
Ryan Robinson, the casino's chief financial officer and Del Vacchio's boss, was placed on administrative leave and investigated for nearly two months.
Someone who had this cloud, was then placed in charge of the Pechanga finances? WHY
Who in the tribe stood to gain from a guy who managed a person who skimmed from the tribe and then later, has a relationship with a PDC officer, and then allegedly skimmed or got kickbacks from an insurance fraud scheme?
What money is still owed to the state in income taxes by this illegal venture and did anyone else benefit from the money Riley and Robinson took?