Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Curious CHANGE in Tribal Lobbyings Spend By Pechanga. Chairman Macarro's WIFE's firm cutback?

It looks like Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians is dissatisfied with the impact their lobbyist, IETAN CONSULTING is having for them in Washington D.C.

In checking their lobbying spending on Open Secrets, we find that secondary lobbyist  AKIN GUMP (no relation to Forrest Gump) is getting a big chunk of Pechanga Money this year.

AKIN GUMP's MONEY FROM PECHANGA

2011   $40,000
2012   $50,000   (+25%)
2013   $360,000 (+720%)

While the company of Mark Macarro's wife, Holly Cook Macarro, IETAN CONSULTING, seems to have suffered.

IETAN CONSULTING's MONEY FROM PECHANGA

2011   $240,000
2012   $240,000
2103   $120,000

Now it may be that yearly totals are not updated yet, which would mean that Pechanga's lobbying spending would reach $600,000 this year.  To what end?

As we discussed in a previous post, our trip to Washington DC showed that according to Senator Boxer's person,  Holly Macarro wrote the bill for Pechanga.  Is that even LEGAL?   Does Pechanga now think high powered lobbying firm AkinGump is better equipped to help Pechanga steal water from reservation allottees/landowners?     Food for thought.
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