STEAL from TRIBE, you get JAIL. If Tribes steal from their People...BUPKIS
Prison time for Money Launderer
A key player in a multi-million-dollar fraud scheme targeting the Auburn-based tribe that owns Thunder Valley Casino has been sentenced to an eight-year, six-month prison term.
Bart Wayne Volen, 54, of San Diego was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Sacramento on convictions of conspiring to launder money that was fraudulently obtained from the United Auburn Indian Community and filing false tax information.
At sentencing Thursday, Judge Troy Nunley told Volen that he had stolen from people who had become like family members to the former construction manager of the tribal school and office complex at Indian Hill Road and Auburn Folsom Road in Auburn.
“Bart Volen and his co-defendants used their trusted positions to steal millions of dollars from the UAIC,” said IRS Special Agent Michael Batdorf. “Rather than stopping the fraud, Mr. Volen chose to benefit from it.”
Remember when United Auburn used THEIR trusted positions and banished their own people and stole their per capita? We do