Wednesday, August 24, 2016

REPORT: HOPLAND Tribal Casino UNDER IRS Investigation and TURMOIL

Will this Hopland Tribal Casino
be SHUTTERED?
Facebook pages from former Hopland Tribal members are reporting that the SHO KA WAH Casino is in turmoil

Reportedly, the Steakhouse will close, leaving employees and Tribal Members out of work.

Some inner workings are affected the CASINO GM is out.  IRS and the NIGC , already under fire as ineffective, should be on property now, or very shortly.  Mishandling of funds, embezzlement are on the table.

Nepotism charges are being raised  Gaming Commissioner FIRED.   Reportedly, Joe Elliott has been placed in charge of the casino operations...is he even a high school grad...
Chairperson IYESHA MILLER
Hopland Abuser in Chief

STAY TUNED TO THE DEVELOPING STORY...

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, hope this is true and it continues to all tribes who have disenrolled.

Anonymous said...

Want some truth- That commissioner fired for her own nepotism. Even her own daughter "Big Ang"- threating casino workers with - "do you know who my mommy is?" She should have been fired for FRAUD- claiming 80 hrs of work from both commission & Ukiah's Native American Senior Center.Turmoil left us as soon as the letigimate members voted to disenroll a group of natives NOT from our Tribe, enrolled illegally by ERROR. Truth is hard to swallow!!

Anonymous said...

To be fair, if the disenrolled were "illegally" enrolled why was there no paperwork proving that? Nothing was shown to our membership during the disenrollment meetimg. If they came in the back door like tribal chair claims, then there are still plenty of other members on the roll that came through that same me back door and not "legitimate" members.

So then, the disenrollment meeting was null and void. :) Because the voters who decided to partake in the voting of disenrollment, some of their membership is questionable. Some aren't on our tribes distribution.

Anonymous said...

Let's discuss nepotism, the new "interim" GM is related to some people on council. Council appointed the new GM. Correct me if I'm wrong isn't that nepotism? Lol
If you want to be truthful let's not speak half truths here.

Anonymous said...

Marion Wilder is on our tribes distribution list, so yes Sandy Sigala's family is from the Hopland Band Of Pomo Indians. Unfortunately people want to believe opinions rather than fact.

Anonymous said...

Hey Iyesha, the truth is your grandma Alice Elliott is an undocumented Indian. Even the national archives cannot place your grandma anywhere til she was an adult. On your grandma Alice's 1928 California Indian Judgement rolls, your grandma was living on the Yokaia Rancheria and she is documented there.

Truth is, bia interfered when your uncle Chester tried to claim Marian Wilder's Parcel during the distribution planning stages. Marian Wilder wrote in a protest, along with several other HOPLAND INDIANS and the BIA kicked Chester off. Marian Wilder is on the distribution list as per requirements of the constitution and Chester Elliott is not.

There's also records that the Wilder's paid their revolving loans, whereas your grandpa Rayfield still had hundreds left to pay.

Your man Joe San Diego isnt even enrolled legally. During your mother Wanda Balderama's term the constitution was revised... hello 2009 just before she was kicked off of council and banned for 10 years for shady conduct with Beverly WILBELL Rodriguez.

The constitution was direct lineal descent. Joe's parents aren't tribal members. Only his grandma. Then him. That's skipping generations as per the former 2009 constitutional amendments.

And swallow this load, your grandfather Rayfield swore on the affidavit on the 1928 California Indian Judgement Rolls that Marian Wilder was a HOPLAND Indian. And she was actually living there at the time, too.

PROOF. ALL PROOF.
You, not so much.

Matt Rodriguez (Real Name) said...

First off, why is your name anonymous?

Legitimate members disenrolled a group of natives NOT from your tribe?

That's crazy because Federal documents and roll calls say otherwise...Documents that were kept since the early 1900's. You're lucky the tribe has it's own government and doesn't fall under federal or state jurisdiction which allows it to do what it did completely illegally and against their own constitution. A government controlled not by the people but by a few cowards who's only means of remaining in control is to kick people out who may vote them off the council. A council that is a laughing stock to the rest of the country not just for their actions illegally removing tribal members but for....the fall of a Casino with the possibility of embezzlement and no clear direction on how to run a business. I find it funny that you mr/mrs anonymous wanna talk about truth but accept "heresay" from a disgruntled tribal member as fact over federal documents dating before you were born.

Anonymous said...

Turmoil is how you're leading the tribe now. Closing the casino and selling the members out. You're doing one hell of a job there.
You're the one who needs to be disenrolled for harming tribal members while your mom cooks meth in her garage and your aunt sells it from her window! Everyone knows and sees what they do.

Anonymous said...

Nepotism- as in when Trina Vega (a family of ONE) was approved for a 4 bedroom home because her sister was on the council & NCIHA board. Or when Roman Carrilo became the GM because his sisters were on council. Or do u mean when PaM Espinoza was the boss at the Smokeshop and found it A-OK to date her married employee, Jake? Need i go on?

Anonymous said...

Roman Carrillo does not have "sisters". Only one and she never served on council. Try again.

Anonymous said...

As opposed to Iyesha Miller fucking a married man, while she was married and had kids from married man and broke up a marriage?

Anonymous said...

Nepotism is when Joe Elliott didn't even apply for the GM position nor had to compete for it but has it handed to him.

Nepotism is when Iyesha Miller is the chairwoman who wouldn't protect a raped child because the rapist was her cousin Alfredo Knight, Sr.

Nepotism is when Donetta Gonzalez is the HR at the casino.

Nepotism is when Alicia Torres is HR at the tribe with no qualifications.

Nepotism is when Priscilla Knight- Elliott is on probation and still gets to work at the casino and her employment has not been affected even though she's a new hire.

Nepotism is when you're Wanda's kid getting their education paid for in full while others scrape by.
Same with Bernadette.

Wilma- nuff said.

Steven Elliott - EPA

Auntie Gavina is in audit at the casino.

Cousin Davina in the smokeshop.

Melissa Murphy smoke shop

Huberta Carrillo smoke shop

Nepotism is when GM Joe San Diego thinks it's ok to screw his card dealer/cousin.


Nepotism is when Wanda Balderama is the the enrollment committee chair, even after she was kicked off and banned off of council because her daughter is the chairwoman of the tribe.

Nepotism is when people have to ask if ANY of these are being laid off.



Anonymous said...

Ohh lets not forget the high paying positions Aunt Sandy's daughters had at the casino for YEARS. Director of Surviellance and IT Manager, nephew chad as bar manager, sister with the cleaning business won a high paying contract to clean tribal offices, MOLESTER brother THE Director of Hopland Health Dept.. You think ALL is forgotten. What about Sandy buying a piece of worthless land from her
Illegal tribal member cousin on the Tribes Dollar or the Million dollar bridge. hmmmmm- Talk about poor leadership

Anonymous said...

Would have been better to just not say anything and let this council continue to "lead". Everything in hopland has taken a spiral, everyone can see.the fact that we're even federally recognized at this point is a miracle.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget under Sandys leadership we had, per cap, school clothes for our children, tribal trips, general assistance program etc. Now what do we have? NOTHING. We have a casino falling apart, weak concerts like "house of shem" that brought in 20 people. That's a big laugh.

Anonymous said...

Poor management
Lack of oversight
Get rid of opposition...

A corrupt tribal council, can steal more than 100 men with guns....

Anonymous said...

Customers KNOW when things aren't on the up and up........

Why chance spending their money at Hopland...better to go to a winery....

Anonymous said...

Can we jus disenroll Iyeshas family?!
then we would get rid of all the "druggies and child molesters" on the Hopland Rez. They all try an act like no one knows everyone in the Elliott family molest each other and act like it's okay. Just sad. They're not even indian anyways, most of them are all mexicans or an eighth indian

Anonymous said...

You all need to get over the fact that Hopland and our hundreds of members don't want you, never did and never will get over it!!! Sandy is nothing but a coniving, lying peice of FattAss shit and will never amount to what she is just that Nothing!!! Stop putting her on a pedestal and acting as though she never did anything wrong. When we had her in office we has this this and this. Bullshit!! I have been here my whole life and know what I know. We have had good leaders and not so good. Sandy was NO GOOD!!! If dancing and beading necklaces makes you Native then half the world population in Native, Shit anyone can dance and thread a needle. So please cry me a river. Go ahead and try to disenroll Iyesha. You don't like what you see run for council or get the hell on. Oh wait you did. Ha Ha!! The truth is out. Sandy and her Mexicans can move on.

Anonymous said...

It's not about putting sandy on a pedestal its the fact that when she was on council things were a lot better for the WHOLE tribe. This disenrollment was suppose to be for the betterment but yet literally everything is shut down or about to be shut down. C'mon now

Anonymous said...

Joe San Diego was the one embezzling money from the casino. The reason why he left. Irs is investigating him along with others. Iyesha Miller helped him,going along with it all. And got him where he was since they were screwing eachother . She, Shaun and Bernedette should be investigated for cheating our tribe.

Anonymous said...

You mean alot better for Sandy.. how else did she come to own houses here in calif for herself and daughters. PLUS a hotel in Mexico. Thought we didnt know. Its ALL From Hopland tribes money she stuck into her pocket. While throwing the rest of us crumbs. Molesters run in her family too. Yet she allowed her brother to work for the tribe and travel with our kids. How sick is that??

Anonymous said...


After Everything these people do. . How are they Still on council? I think that Iyesha's family should be disenrolled.
Then maybe things will have a chance at getting better.

Anonymous said...

It's not like sandy is living it up in some mansion in beverly hills.. But then again she aint cookin dope up on the place we called hopland reservation. Some people will only be biased. Ok nevermind sandy sucked and iyesha is better, look how far iyesha has gotten us. Did sandy ever get endited for committing crimes??? I sure do see some council members gettin charges in the next 90 days

Anonymous said...

All of a sudden when the casino got built we got hundreds of "members". Yea christmas parties were big we got percap kids got clothes then that stopped real quik. There was onlt a few of us on the rez where the heck these people come from. Yea tribal members benefited when sandy was there but more for the benifit of her herself and family and in the end the whole tribes goes down. The casino was suposed to help the tribe and we end up in debt wtf.

Anonymous said...

Once again the point is missed. Keep lookin back, what are we doin to move forward? Disenrollment wasn't about progress it was about two families feuding. Pathetic. Where is hopland now? In turmoil, in the toilet, washed up, no class, no culture. Just a big pot of drama. At least when sandy was in we AT LEAST got per cap with all the drama. Smh

Anonymous said...

Some people need to accept the fact. The casino was run into the ground by joe san diego, iyesha, bernadette and shawn padi. Joe sucks at anything he does, cant even live healthy even when he was a member of CTHP. Shawn is crooked as any white man comes. Bernadette can't keep it real with any of here 10 husbands and iyesha should just stick to kicking her kids out for being bisexual. True Christian for you.. These are leaders?? Iyesha whole family is on drugs. Why would half of them move away? Suck hopland dry and leave

Anonymous said...

Are we done going down memory lane Iyesha supporters? It's 2016 and 74 real members were disenrolled from Hopland Band of Pomo Indians. These individuals are seeking justice and that's exactly what they will get. Not "hundreds" of supports wanted to disenroll Sandys family, the whole process was rigged. The burden of proof falls upon Iyesha Miller she has yet to provide PROOF that 74 members were not tribal members, what she asked from them which was documents proving they are from Hopland was provided. Again the voting process was illegal, the current members on the roll are questionable. How can you lump 74 people in one voting process? Each applicant enrolls individually, not in groups.

Sandy's grandmother is a distributee, I can't say that for some on the current roll. Like Wilma and her dad. Not our fault he denied to receive land. We know the truth about our membership. Unless you have proof to support your claims them this debate is pointless. Sandy's family will be back on our roll whether iyesha or anyone else likes it or not. :) it's a matter of time.

Anonymous said...

It's funny that a $2 million investigation Wanda spent the tribe's money on couldn't produce the evidence to your rumors of embezzlement on Sandy.
However, Don Ray was actually charged for embezzlement for not turning in some receitps, why? because he didn't want to screw Wanda. Sandy just happened to marry a man who works and not a parasite that blows their cash on drugs for why success in life looks stealing to meth heads. 10-20 years ago when Sandy's family worked inside and out of the tribe and making money, business was reflecting those pays for everyone. Not like what's going on now. The casino is choking and Iyesha's sucking it dry and selling the members out.

Iyesha can try with all her might to paint the family with a broad ugly stroke, but Sandy's family proved their lineage beyond the constitution and Iyesha has never proven otherwise. Saying that someone didn't put "Hopland Pomo" as a race on an application to the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians is not disenrollable. If so, we members demand a membership application audit for every tribal member still enrolled now.

Instead of spending $2 million on vendetta to cover up your lies, why don't you use that money to audit every member so we can truly put this to rest. Then the membership will see the truth. IF the constitution means anything to these shit talkers.

PS,Sandy's brother was never charged for the false accusations.

Anonymous said...

😊

Anonymous said...

I find it really sad that you don't hold beadwork or dancing for your culture as sacred. But then again, this is the same tribal council who is going against their constitution to cut oak trees down to make room for Marijuana for non Native interests.

Anonymous said...

Aren't they leasing the land? They only pay the lease if they make money on the crops, such lies. It will be interesting to see if JSD provides financials to our membership.

Anonymous said...

Any word back from Huffman's people?

Anonymous said...

Someone on council is going to jail. Funny to see who rats who out, they're all rats, time to snap back to reality hopland council. Evil evil evil people

Anonymous said...

Come on people. Done and over with. Let's work together and get stuff done. Quit the fighting. The tribal council needs to do for their membership again instead of just for themselves. Remember when you all used to complain about it when Sandy was in? Well why are you doing the same thing now? Two wrongs don't make a right.

Anonymous said...

Sad part we can't move on until we remove the corrupt tribal chair person.

Anonymous said...

Move on already.. you hopland 74 are not part of the tribe. Theres more important things to worry about than your selfishness.. like the oil pipline going through the No. Dakota reservation which will affect drinking water!!
Turn your negative turmoil into something positive!!

And lastly- our council is NONE of your bisiness!!

Anonymous said...

Current tribal members are posting on here, you think everyone agrees with the decision a selected few have made. No they don't. Take your advice and share it with the chair, she gloats about disenrollment in the newsletter. Perhaps she should move on. It's not healthy for our tribe for her to keep bringing it up. :)

Anonymous said...

Tribal members should be the FINAL JUDGE....and those disenrolled should have the right to vote...

Tribal disenrollees should be making a bigger noise.....How are you making this issue public knowledge?

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the rest of the Elliotts that work for the Tribe--Alice Becerra (Gaming Commission Chair), Liana Vasquez (Water testing Coordinator), Goose Elliott (Utility Worker), Katie Williams-Elliott(Education worker), Amanda Steele (casino). Do NOT let some of their last names fool you, they are ELLIOTTS TOO!! and are just as unqualified for their jobs!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just because they work there and they are associated with the last name of Elliott doesn't make them unqualified for their positions. However, since you said it; there are a lot of people working in the casino and/or Tribe that don't have thier last name associated with the Elliott's that are not qualified for thier job but that seems to be ok. Also, isn't that supposed to be the reason the casino is there? To provide jobs for Tribal members and/or Indians in general? Be supportive of one another instead of talking bad about others. You should be happy they have jobs and are working to better themselves and the lives of thier families. I mean honestly who would you consider qualified a white man with a degree?

Anonymous said...

At this point, hiring a non-native would be better because they are unbiased.

Anonymous said...

White man with a degree as opposed to what? An uneducated and lazy tribal member, who has brought our casino to turmoil. Bad choices continue to be made. The tribal council meeting I heard was a joke, council were sitting ducks that couldn't answer questions.

Anonymous said...

First things first leave Melissa Murphy outta this what the hell did she do?? She works at the smoke shop and work hard and comes him even when its her days off she comes in and covers. She didnt get hired because its "family" No she got hired because she PASSED her drug test and has work experience and has her food handlers certificate and know her stuff. People that apply cant even PASS there own drug test. I do agree its not fair that wanda is getting her grand kids paid off for there shcooling when every one as to sit there and work hard to do that. Its funny though how in all these comments you are saying so much shit about them and then when you see them you act all nice and a total two faced hypocrite. All you guys are related to each other carrillos and torres and billys and Elliots every one! This casino is so in debt that this place is bound to fall, bigger question is when?? Everyone here on this rez are hypocrites and are cousin lovers. The lay offs at the casino need to stop. Maybe they should stop paying the high people more money. This tribe gets talked about in the wores ways yet. We have tribal members here that work at coyote because they know that this casino is no good. I think we need another protest but this time in Front Of The Casino.

Anonymous said...

Iyesha Miller needs to quit acting like a God damn bully. Her mom and aunties need to STOP sell their meth to people on the reservation. It's a fucking disgrace, it's embarrassing and it's unethical how this council runs the casino and tribal administration.

Anonymous said...

Did the steak place really close?

How many people are out of a job??

Anonymous said...

Y'all funny a'f! Bet you all have family members of your own who are having sex with each other, or doing/selling drugs. Grow the fuck up, it's a lot of people on the Rez not just the Carrillo family. Dang talk about an obsession over here! Only reason why Iyisha seems to get under all of your skins so easily is probably because none of you are any better.

Lucy Orozco said...

But you post as anonymous lol...talk a good game. show your face you cowards

Anonymous said...

Y'all talking shit, be fucking real and come out and say your fucking name you cowards. It's all a fucking game is it.

Anonymous said...

Funny you say the casino is ours. Is that why Iyesha approved the firing of tribal members? Talking twisted now.

Anonymous said...

"Any better" I doubt any tribal members want to be better than her. Better at disenrollment? Better at draining the casino? Better are only hiring family? Like the unkowledgable Joe Elliot, who does not know squathe about the MICS. GIVE ME A BREAK.

Anonymous said...

"White Man degrees"? Hahaha you mean the same white man degrees that Iyesha had the tribe pay for? Applying to white man banks for white man money? So that she can be all white man stealing from her indians? And tell indians that she didn't go to white man school to be questioned by her poor little brown indians? Praying to her white jesus? People cringe hearing Satan praise jesus.

Anonymous said...

Turmoil left huh? I see the TRibeiro got raided today.

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