Wednesday, December 7, 2011

FBI Raids North Fork Rancheria Tribal Government Offices; Which Tribe is NEXT

The North Fork Indian Reservation is under federal investigation for fraud. An investigation some say could cost them their massive casino project.

Agents with the FBI and Department of Interior carried away several boxes of evidence after serving a search warrant. The warrant is sealed but tribal members who saw it say it relates to the casino.

A former tribal chair says agents interviewed her nine months ago asking about financial dealings with Station Casino's, which is the tribe's partner in building the casino. She says the FBI already has internal documents.

Jacquie Davis Van Huss said, "They did have financial documents and from my time on the tribal council I know they're confidential documents."

The Interior Department approved the North Fork casino in September. The tribe still needs approval from Governor Jerry Brown.

We had a story on North Fork Rancheria:

Did another tribe drop a dime on them?
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