Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Susan Bradford: Tribal Gaming Establishment Turns on Ietan’s Larry Rosenthal

Investigative reporter, and friend of Original Pechanga's Blog, Susan Bradford has the story on issues with IETAN, a lobbying firm of which Pechanga chairman mark macarro's wife Holly Macarro is a principal.  Be sure to check out Susan's book on Jack Abramoff titled  LYNCHED: The Shocking Story of How the Political Establishment Manufactured a Scandal to Have Republican Super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff Removed from Power

A little over a decade ago, the tribal gaming establishment turned on Republican super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff by selling a false narrative to the American people that he was corrupt since he committed the cardinal sin of blocking the proliferation of tribal casinos in a multi-billion dollar market. Abramoff was retained by his tribal clients to engage in lawful lobbying activity in order to protect their market share and was rewarded handsomely for it.

Fast forward ahead a decade and the corrupt tribal gaming establishment is now turning its sabers on Larry Rosenthal of Ietan Consulting. There are many reasons to criticize Rosenthal, including his role (along with that of his chief legislative ally, Congressman Dale Kildee) in helping fictitious Indian flood tribal membership rolls and seize control of tribal governments, their businesses, and the mineral resources on their lands. He also schemed with other lobbyists, including Scott Reed, to set up Abramoff for criminal indictment on trumped up charges so that he and his allies could seize his rival’s business interests in Indian Country

Recently, reports smearing Ietan Consulting were released at two separate National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) conferences. Inside sources said that the reports were dropped on the door steps of the hotel rooms of participants in the interests of setting up Rosenthal for a fall by comparing him to Abramoff, while turning a blind eye to the pervasive fraud that is transpiring within Indian Country. It is worth repeating that the corrupt tribal gaming establishment devours its own and throws wayward professionals to the wolves.

READ MORE FROM Investigative Reporter Susan Bradford here.

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