Interesting choice of the word "victim" by the Pechanga Tribal Council. There is no mention of "victimhood" when they discuss those they disenrolled. Pechanga has defrauded those terminated Native Americans of more than $12 MILLION in lost health insurance over the past four years.
If Pechanga will cheat their OWN, won't they cheat their customers?
FROM THE PECHANGA TRIBAL COUNCIL:
We wanted to be the first to inform you that today, the Riverside County Superior Court indicted Ryan Robinson, former CFO of the Pechanga Resort & Casino and the Pechanga Tribal Government, and James Riley, the insurance agent of record for Pechanga, on charges of grand theft, commercial bribery, and money laundering against Pechanga. In total, Robinson and Riley are charged with defrauding Pechanga out of more than $4 million.
Today’s announcement was the direct result of a joint investigation by the Tribal Council, PDC, and Gaming Commission into misconduct by these individuals. Because the integrity of the Pechanga Tribe and its operations is paramount, we acted quickly to conduct a thorough, independent investigation and provide law enforcement with all of the evidence we gathered.
No guests, Team Members, or business partners were affected by this fraud – the Tribe was the sole victim. The fraud perpetrated involved property and casualty insurance.
We will continue to assist law enforcement with this matter. In order to protect the integrity of the case and to allow the justice system to determine the outcome, we cannot comment further.
Pechanga Tribal Council