Former Chukchansi tribal chairman Tex McDonald has been sentenced for an armed takeover of the Chukchansi Gold Casino and casino office. He appeared before a Madera County judge Friday morning.
McDonald was sentenced to 485 days in jail but will be released on Friday because the judge gave him credit for time already served.
The Chukchansi casino in Coarsegold was forced to close after the October takeover attempt. It has remained closed ever since.