Subscribe to Original Pechanga

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Monday, April 11, 2011

Susan Bradford: Chief Kequom Misled His Membership About Pursuing an Investigation

Susan Bradford on Saginaw Chippewa:

Like many Saginaw Chippewa Indians, Dennis Kequom is a liar and opportunist. While he campaigned on integrity, he has misled tribal members about his intention to pursue an investigation into the 1986 Constitution and membership fraud. He laughed and contradicted himself in the same conversation as he gloated about having gotten one over on everyone and then encouraged anyone who took issue with his deception to sue him in Tribal Court.

His alleged right hand woman, Council Woman Linda Hunt, who claimed to be speaking for him to initiate an investigation, was deeply tied into the dilution of the tribe’s billion dollar portfolio during the doomed Seminole deal in which the Seminole Tribe of Florida was trying to get the tribe’s Migizi development board to invest in gaming in violation of its charter, inside sources said.

The deal involved having the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan put up the investment for a Hard Rock casino (The Seminoles own the Hard Rock franchise) while both tribes were poised to share the profits. The billion dollar portfolio has since been looted – with money potentially having gone into mergers & acquisitions and other speculative ventures involving alternative energies.

Already a genealogist investigating fraud concerning throngs of fictitious Indians who have acquired membership in the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan has reported that her car brakes were cut in what appears to be an attempt against her life. She allegedly told investigators and the Council that the culprit was none other than Bernie Sprague, the Saginaw Chippewa SubChief who committed perjury against Republican super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff in Sen. John McCain’s Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearings. Most who have questioned the illegality of this tribe’s government have found themselves in jeopardy of one sort or another.

Increasing membership is intrinsically tied to federal funding. The more members, regardless of whether they are legitimate or not, the more money the tribe can acquire from the federal government for the care of those individuals. In a ravenous quest for income, the tribal government continues to add more fictitious Indians onto the rolls, in the process defrauding the U.S. government of tax revenue.

Kequom laughed about misleading his membership and said that anyone who disagrees with him can take him to Tribal Court, which everyone knows is fixed. Judges have been known to rewrite law during trial in order to secure convictions, and the Chief can fire any judge who rules against him. The Chief thinks he is above the law and acts accordingly. After campaigning on fighting corruption, he has resisted all efforts at reform and has bought himself an expensive new car and most likely has been bought off himself, tribal members said.

While Hunt told members that the Chief wanted to replace corrupt tribal attorney Sean Reed and lobbyist Larry Rosenthal, and bring on clean operators, Kequom said he was perfectly happy with the status quo. He seems to think tribal sovereignty is license to engage in illegal activities and operate above federal law and the U.S. Constitution. However, tribal sovereignty cannot serve as a buffer when federal laws have been broken.

The lawlessness surrounding the prosecution of Sen. Ted Stevens and Republican super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff are an ominous reflection of the lawlessness overtaking Indian Country, where anything goes, most are bought off, and the criminals are in charge.

It is an affront to hardworking taxpayers to have them subsidize this crime syndicate, especially at a time of looming deficits. The federal government needs to shut down this criminal enterprise and prosecute the criminals within it before any more innocent people are harmed.

Susan Bradford is author of Lynched! The Shocking Story of How the Political Establishment Manufactured a Scandal to Have Republican Super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff Removed from Power.

For more information, please visit: http://www.susanbradford.org/.

4 comments:

smokeybear said...

QUESTION: DOES ANY OF THIS REMIND ANYONE OF THE 20' AND 30'S AND AL CAPONE, AND THE OTHER MAFIA CHIEFTONS WHO THOUGHT THEY COULDN'T BE TAKEN DOWN? THIS IS TOTALLY GETTING OUT OF HAND, AND THEY ARE GETTING AWAY WITH IT IN THE NAME OF "SOUVERNTY". SOUVERNTY CUTS BOTH WAYS AND YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. THIS IS ALL FOR THE SAKE OF "GREED, AND POWER" AND SCREW THE MEMBERSHIP IF THEY GET IN THE WAY. HOW CAN THE DEPT. OF INTERIOR INDIAN AFFAIRS AND THE BIA STAND BY AND DO NOTHING? DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO BE KILLED FOR THEM TO ACT, OR "NOT......" THIS IS SERIOUS AND THE GOVERNMENT ISN'T "IN THE BUSINESS" OF BEING SERIOUS

Luiseno said...

" HOW CAN THE DEPT. OF INTERIOR INDIAN AFFAIRS AND THE BIA STAND BY AND DO NOTHING?"

The American Government has had an on going plan of eradicating the native population of this country for hundreds of years. First they tried genocide going so far to even offer bountys on indians. Then they tried rounding them up and forcing them on reservations, knowing full well the importance the American Indian placed on freedom. They tried killing and destroying there food supply.

Then they tried to get rid of us by assimilation. Hoping we would dissapear and vanish forever into the general population. Making it a crime for indians to speak there own language, or practice there religious beliefs.

Now comes there most insidious plan, lets let them have casinos. Knowing the effect that an almost unlimited supply of money would have on a people who were unacustomed to such things. That it would attract unscrupulous people, and would tear apart the tribe from within. Then they could proclaim when people came running to them asking for help "its an internal matter" and then turn there back and a blind eye on the whole thing.

I am sure someone is snickering and laughing now.... the plan is working so well.

smokeybear said...

DOES THIS REMIND YOU OF WHEN THE INDIANS WERE GIVEN FIRE WATER (WHISKEY AND THE LIKE), AND BLANKETS LACED WITH COLERA WAY BACK WHEN? THE GOVERNMENT HASN'T BEEN GOOD FOR "INDIAN COUNTRY" AND STILL ISN'T. WITH THE "MACARRO CARTEL" AND OTHER CORRUPT CHIEFTONS OF THEIR RESPECTIVE TRIBES PRACTICING DISENROLLMENT, BETTER KNOWN AS "ETHNIC CLEANSING" FOR THE SAKE OF "GREED AND POWER". IN THE NAME OF "SOUVERNTY".

Anonymous said...

THIS WEAK AT THE KNEES CHAIRMAN IS AS IGNORANT AS ABOUT BEING NATIVE AS THEY COME...THE DUDE HAS NO CLUE IN A ADEQUATE GOVERNMENT!

HIS CRAVING NEED FOR HIS WHITEMAN RED-HEADED LYMPH-NODE LAWYER, TO GET HIM FROM POINT A TO POINT B., WHICH IS SHEER IGNORANCE FOR HIMSELF...THE LAP-BAND CHIEF!
HUH??? UGH!!!
WHAT IS HE YOUR HONEY? YOUR OTHER HALF??
THIS SEEMS TO BE THE CASE, WIT YA!
WAIT-WAIT-WAIT, LET ME GET SEAN, CUZ I CAN NOT THINK FOR MYSELF, CUZ I DON'T NO HOW TO THINK FOR MYSELF...I AM AN INCOMPLETE & INADEQUATE DOUNCE!
AND I LOVE MY WEED WITH THE I-TECH FELLA

THE WIDE FACED - FAT HEAD ON YOUR SHOULDERS DOES NOTHING FOR YOUR INTEL, MR.

GO BACK TO YOUR WHITE WORLD CUZ, YOU SURE AS HELL DON'T HAVE MUCH IN COMMON WITH THE SAGINAW CHIPS!
THAT'S RIGHT YOU COME FROM THE OTTAWAS, HUH?!?

THE WEAK LAP-BAND ONE FEATHERED CHEIF!
THE FEATHER BEING A PILLOW FEATHER, BOI!

NEVER DID SEE TRUST OR SEE WHY YOU EVEN RAN FOR OFFICE, BOI, WEAKLING.

ASK MOMMA IF SHE REMEMBERS HORSESHOE BEND OVER THERE IN OIL CITY...SEEMS THE OLE DUDES REMEMBER HER!
AN ALCOHOLIC AT THAT, ALWAYS DRUNK BACK IN THE DAY...ONE OF THOSE ALKI WOMAN WALK ABOUTS.

TAKE YOUR JOB AN PUT IT OR SHOVE IT UP YOUR REAM & LAP-BAND SELF OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT, CUZ, YOU SURE AS HELL...HAVEN'T EARN ANY RSPECT NOR CREDENCE TO YOU TIME YOU WASTED MR.!
SO TAKE A HIKE, CUZ, YOUR SURE AS HELL ARE NOT TO GET BACK IN...BOI!

YOU FOLLOW RIGHT AFTER THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS CHEIF.
----(YOU) THE LAP-BAND CHEIF----