On many newspaper stories about the 'alleged' insurance fraud, it's been reported that Ryan Robinson, former CFO for the Pechanga Tribe, was DATING a member of the Pechanga Development Corporation, see the link for it's members.
This member of the PDC is related to many of the same people the pushed for the termination of hundreds of Native Americans from the Pechanga Tribe. This meant she would get much more money, as would her mother and uncles.
There's MORE than what's being told here. How did this man move from the Casino operations to the TRIBAL operation without friends on the tribal council? Who were his friends on the council?
Why would DA Rod Pacheco only use the evidence given to him by the Pechanga Tribal Council (a.k.a. Friends of Ryan Robinson) and not look further? Why would the Press Enterprise only take the story at face value?
Can we trust that Mark Macarro, Andrew Masiel, Butch Murphy and the rest of the Pechanga Tribal Council are telling the whole story? Macarro has lied to Congress, lied to the press about disenrollments, lied to the tribal membership about stopping all disenrollments and the council has acted outside of the Pechanga Tribal Constitution and Bylaws....
How much advertising dollars does it take to keep a NEWSPAPER from digging into the NEWS?