Thursday, August 8, 2013

IT's ON!! Corrupt LEWIS Faction of Chukchansi SUES Madera County Supervisors. Sovereignty, SCHMOVEREIGNTY

All five members of the Madera County Board of Supervisors and Madera County Sheriff John Anderson were served with a lawsuit Tuesday filed in Chukchansi Tribal Court by the Reggie Lewis faction of All five members of the Madera County Board of Supervisors and Madera County Sheriff John Anderson were served with a lawsuit Tuesday filed in Chukchansi Tribal Court by the Reggie Lewis faction of Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians.

The lawsuit alleges, according to a prepared statement from the Lewis group, that Anderson was made aware of numerous illegal actions taken by Nancy Ayala and her faction of supporters but failed to take action.

Anderson, the suit said, allowed supporters of Ayala to illegally remove records from the Chukchansi Indian Housing Authority offices.

Anderson initially prohibited access to the building by Lewis and Ayala, but after Lewis complied with Anderson's order to vacate the premises, Anderson allowed Ayala's faction access to the building and refused to take any action as Ayala removed 25 boxes of records from the building, including financial records.

The suit also said Anderson and his deputies also took no action against the driver of one of the vehicles involved in removing the boxes and records when the vehicle he was driving struck one of the tribe's security officers who was guarding the premises even though they witnessed it.

Faction tribal leader NANCY AYALA , along with Ayala's council members Tracey Brechbuehl, Karen Wynn, and Charles Sargosa are also named as defendants in the lawsuit.

"The Chukchansi tribal council will not sit by idly while supposedly neutral law enforcement officials and elected leaders aid and abet Ayala and her illegal actions," said Lewis. "Anderson has not only refused to act to stop Ayala's illegal conduct, but has clearly taken sides in an internal tribal dispute. This lawsuit will force Anderson to stop involving himself in our internal tribal matters and let the federal process play out as it should."

Anderson has additionally failed to take any action against Ayala for hiring a security force of known gang members and writing hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal checks said the suit. When Ayala illegally kicked everyone off of the tribal council except for herself in February, Anderson assisted this illegal act by prohibiting access to the tribal offices by Lewis and other members of the tribal council and threatened to arrest the security officers who were legally engaged to protect the tribe's property.

Read more on this comical development at the SIERRA STAR NEWS

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Chukchansi Tribe is making a mockery of all Casino Tribes. Their leaders are proving to be completely greedy idiots. They need to have a meeting without any of the leaders and impeach them all and start with a whole new committee that is made up of one member from each family so that every family has a say, then maybe they can put their tribe back together, because that is more important than any Casino, after all the tribe has existed way longer than the Casino has. Family and culture should outweigh money everytime. Good luck you are not alone. Other tribes are standing in line right behind you, with their greedy idiot leaders already revealed.

Anonymous said...

If we can't sue the tribes if we get hurt in the casino because of sovereign status, how can they sue a non member?

Anonymous said...

They can file all they want, anywhere they want, but the sovereign doctrine runs both ways. Non-members need not worry, again slimmy lawyers will come out on top on both sides.

O Pechanga said...

Would LOVE to see the discovery requests from the county for Chukchansi records

Anonymous said...

I agree with the last post. I would bet all the factions are corrupt and all have done illegal actions. I would not be shocked if all factions end up with felony embezzlement charges when all is said and done.

for ALL nations...for ALL chukchansi people said...

once again, today called honorable united states senator barbara boxer's fresno office in regard to the ongoing corruption and violations of tribal, civil, and human rights at picayune...

once again, i asked her representative amin kahn (who did not come to the phone when his assistant related who was on the phone and the subject) to press senator boxer into a department of justice hearing/intervention on RICO act violations by BOTH the ayala and lewis factions...

once again, i also stated that if congress would have interceded with their plenary power to sanction corrupt tribal governments destroying their own people with these horrific violations YEARS AGO--when first asked--through implementation of the american indian justice act as brought to them, what is occurring today in these corrupt tribes would never have come to be...

when will senator boxer, AND feinstein, take a stand against the horrific tribal, civil, and human rights violations that are destroying picayune and so many other (primarily) gaming tribes throughout california?

BOTH senators have been contacted numerous times via letter, email, fax, phone call, visits to regional offices, etc. in regards to what is occurring at picayune and beyond, but to no avail...

!!!WE NEED CONGRESSIONAL INTERVENTION, AND A DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INVESTIGATION, NOW!!!


!!!bring the people--ALL the people--home to picayune!!!

Anonymous said...

I am from another dictator run tribe and I too have sent letters to boxer and Feinstein last year. The response was we forwarded you're letter to the BIA the proper office to hear your concern. LMFAO ya right the BIA do something what a joke! The problem is senators,congress, sheriff, local DA and other persons who receive donations or political support consider the councils to be the tribe (not the people) in many letters or documents they refer to these regime councils as "the tribe" they are not the tribe they are elected (suppose to be elected) representatives of "the tribe" (the majority people) not 5 or 6 greedy corrupt leaders that have taken and held on to power for their own benefit.

White Buffalo said...

I know the of the frustration that has been mentioned above. I have been writing to CA Senators, Assemblymen, and the Fed. Senate and Legislator. for years now. I used to send emails and fax's but Feinstein and several other house representatives have blocked my email and fax. It is a shame that these representatives who are supposed to represent the people do not represent those who do not have influence, money or are corporate power. It is also true that we do not post as much on this site as we used to, but this does not mean that we Apis have given up.

Anonymous said...

Sounds a lot like giing up..

Anonymous said...

The tribes brag about Sovereign status, yet when it came time to serve alcohol in the casinos, they say they can't serve free booze....California won't let them....they talk out of both sides of their mouths...they don't follow any other California laws like no smoking for employee safety, but damn...$4 for a beer?..now that's why they say they can't give free booze....$$$$$$$$$$. That's all it about!.,

for ALL nations...for ALL chukchansi people said...

i think liquor should be banned from casinos, just as it is on the rez...liquor was--and is--a huge downfall for native people, and a tool to further destroy indian country...

i have always been upset that the tribal government didn't put the liquor issue on a ballot to the people at picayune before deciding to serve it, and i admire tule river for not serving at their eagle mountain casino...

White Buffalo said...

"Anonymous said...
Sounds a lot like giing up..

August 10, 2013 at 11:58 AM"

I guess you can not read.

" THIS DOES NOT MEAN that we Apis have given up"

We still write letters and make calls, but we do not brag or cry about what has happened. It sounds like you would like us to give up. Why don't you tell us who you are.

Anonymous said...

There is always an ebb and flow to when the communication to politicians need to be ramped up.

Anonymous said...

WE "CHOOSE " OUR DESTINIES FROM WITHIN. SOMEWHERE ALONG THE TRAIL WE MADE A CHOICE. THE POWER OF CHOICE MUST ALSO COME WITH GREAT RESPONSIBILIY TO "ALL" WHO WILL BE TOUCHED BY OUR DECISIONS NOW AND OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS. " THE FURTHER A BRANCH GROWS FROM ITS ROOTS , THE WEAKER IT BECOMES".

Anonymous said...

WE "CHOOSE " OUR DESTINIES FROM WITHIN. SOMEWHERE ALONG THE TRAIL WE MADE A CHOICE. THE POWER OF CHOICE MUST ALSO COME WITH GREAT RESPONSIBILIY TO "ALL" WHO WILL BE TOUCHED BY OUR DECISIONS NOW AND OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS. " THE FURTHER A BRANCH GROWS FROM ITS ROOTS , THE WEAKER IT BECOMES".