Monday, September 21, 2009

Hunter Descendent Mark Lucero on Pechanga's Moratorium and Finding his Way

Brian Frank has video of Paulina Hunter ancestor Mark Lucero's story. Pechanga is keeping many rightful members out of the tribe and as many know have used their own form of ethnic cleansing to purge their rolls.

See the video HERE


'aamokat said...

Mark, you have been in the fight for a long time, longer than most of us because of the unconstitutional moratorium.

You know this will be made right and I hope sooner than later.

I know I haven't said this enough but thank you so much for all of your hard work you do to keep these issues alive and for all you do to keep us informed on what is going on.

I am sure that Paulina would have been very, very proud of how you keep her memory alive.

chammoliwun chaampiiwimi pi' chaamkiiyam pechaagayum 'aataxum puyaamangay!--(we remember our ancestors and our family are Pechanga people forever!)


Anonymous said...

More Indictments in Casino Cheating Case

A federal grand jury in San Diego indicted another eight defendants for conspiracy Sept. 18 on a widespread card cheating case that defrauded 11 American Indian-owned casinos around the country, including the Barona Valley Ranch Casino and Resort in Lakeside, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The latest indictment was the third in the case, with earlier indictments in 2007 and 2008, charging a total of 30 defendants.

The indictment charges seven defendants with a single count of conspiracy on several federal offenses, and a single count of travel in interstate and foreign commerce in aid of racketeering.

One defendant, Jimmy Ha, was charged in a superseding indictment in an earlier indictment of Sept. 1 of conspiracy.

According to the indictment, from March 2002 to July 2006, the defendants allegedly formed and participated in a group conspiracy known as the Tran organization to cooperatively cheat at several card games such as blackjack. The conspirators bribed the card dealers to perform false shuffles of cards, allowing slugs of unshuffled cards.

That permitted other conspirators to determine which cards would be appearing in the deal, and favorable odds for winning hands, the indictment states.

The conspirators won thousands of dollars during the games, according to the indictments.

To date, 31 defendants pleaded guilty to charges relating to the casino cheating conspiracy, according to the Justice Department.

Other local casinos named in the earlier indictments include Sycuan Casino in El Cajon and the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula.

Anonymous said...

Wow justice dept. cares about the casino's getting ripped off. Looks the other way when tribes f their own people. I love this country!!!!!!!!!!! Money money money.

Anonymous said...

Yes about when a Tribal member steals tips from hard working come no indictment??...

creeper said...

ANONYMUS above, I agree with you,
the Justice dept. cares about the casinos getting ripped off, they need to protect their deep pocket income. There is so much free money for the taking.

Thank you 'aamokat
you are always informative, you have the Pechanga tribal history down pat.

Anonymous said...


stealing from hard working employees... hahahahahha
you crack me up... rumors and more rumors, made up to make YOU fools feel better. how come no indictment??? because........ there is no WRONG doing! just selfish dealers, selfish employees and their selfish friends (like you FOOLS) making up STORIES and RUMORS. Get a hobby! or how about a positive life full of understanding, accepting and LOVE.... GOOD LUCK at that!

someday this too will pass and it will be behind YOU and time will make you feel better. MAYBE! you all sound wounded.......

creeper said...

Exactly what is my misleading information, point it out to me.

Anonymous said...

the new indians (the ones who came when they heard they could get $$$$-ANGLOS) came and wanted to help out. then some of the REAL INDIANS USED them (befriend) for thier VOTES. then development had them right were they need them-YOU. the employees started with rumors and false info (to save thier JOBS) because of FEAR OF LOSSING THIER JOBS! and the development did not know how to shut them up... so what did the development do.... they jumped on the wagon and got the vp's out, so they would have control over the casion aka $$$$$ and the ability to micro-manage or control the employees!!!!

HAHAHAAHA you all are fools AGAIN!
1st the MANS government tricks us all the time!
where did you think these NEW (ANGLO) indians learned it from? THE MAN!
2nd.... now the new indian is making mini-nations of the MANS example!!!

hold on to your BLOOD, it might be time for DEGREES!

creeper said...

Anonymus above

Oh dear God , you are just plain stupid.