Thursday, February 12, 2009
Glenn Marshall, Mashpee Criminal is GUILTY
We wrote about the Mashpee HERE when they shunned people for disagreeing with this criminal. Now, this Jack Abramoff tainted former Tribal leader will be going to jail. We are researching an Abramoff connection to Pechanga and hope to have those detail shortly. Judge Rya Zobel had a few questions for Glenn Marshall in U.S. District Court yesterday. Did you use money from the Fisherman's Association account to make personal payments and pay tribe members? Did you set up an illegal political campaign contribution scheme? Did you knowingly file false tax returns and receive Social Security disability payments while being employed and receiving income? To each question, Marshall, the former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribal council, answered "yes." When he was then asked to render his plea to five federal charges, Marshall, 59, issued a quiet, "guilty." The once-storied Mashpee Wampanoag, who was the tribe's top administrator when it was granted federal recognition, was then released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to be sentenced for his crimes, including making $60,000 in illegal federal campaign contributions and embezzling nearly $400,000 in tribe money for his personal slush fund, on May 7.