Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Picayune Rancheria Submitted OVERDUE Audits.. Way Overdue...
The Picayune Rancheria of the Chukchansi Indians has submitted overdue audits to theNational Indian Gaming Commission, The Fresno Bee reports.
The missing financial and compliance reports were one of the reasons why the NIGC issued a series of violation notices to the tribe. The submission could help lead to the reopening of the Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino, which closed on October 7 due to infighting among rival factions.
The state, however, doesn't think the facility should reopen. The leadership dispute doesn't seem to be ending any time soon, the Attorney General’s office said in a brief filed in federal court.
“All evidence points to the tensions and confrontations continuing, not abating," the brief said, the Bee reported.
Rival factions of the tribe did meet last Friday under court-supervised mediation. They haven't commented publicly and are due back in court tomorrow for another hearing before Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill, the Bee reported.