Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Pre-Trial Issues Delayed in Robinson Rancheria's Tribal Chair Tracy Avila (Grand Theft)
A judge Monday delayed pretrial matters in the theft case against the Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians tribal chair.
Tracey I. Avila faces one felony count of grand theft for allegedly stealing tens of thousands of dollars from the Elem Indian colony and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency while serving as that tribe's fiscal officer between February 2006 and September 2008.
Avila, 51, of Nice pleaded not guilty to the charge.
She appeared before Judge Richard C. Martin Monday afternoon for settlement and trial-readiness conferences, but the matters were postponed while the two sides hash out discovery issues, deputy district attorney Rachel Abelson said.
The hearings were rescheduled for Feb. 19 at the Lake County Courthouse. Avila's Feb. 27 trial date remains intact.