Victor Rocha, owner and editor of Pechanga.net, will be presented with the prestigious Casino Marketing Lifetime Achievement Award at the eighth annual Casino Marketing Conference, July 18-20 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
Rocha site has been the subject of a few blogs posts, being as he's first cousin to civil rights violator and chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indans Mark Macarro. It's pretty well known that his site censors bad news from the Pechanga Reservation. Victor was accused of slander by David Miranda, or rather, sending a "slanderous e-mail" who was forced out of his position at Pechanga Development Corp. Here is the excerpt:
"My questions I may email to [the Tribal Attorney John Macarro], but I hesitate to do so now, and prefer to wait for the bombshell effect. Then, no doubt a degree of confusion will descend and political moves will commence." It was expected that the timing of the emal would cause donfusion among our elected leaders on the Tribal Council and cause them to make political moves to save their own jobs.
We've also taken Victor to task for comments made to women:
Author and Editor Rocha's eloquent response, apparently speaking for Pechanga, as he responded without authorization. Will he be censured?
From: Victor Rocha
Date: 5/25/2008 11:44:25 PM
Subject: RE: Disenrollment
Blah, blah, blah, blah!
STFU & GFY (Internet slang for Shut the Fuck Up and Go Fuck Yourself)
Congratulations to the Casino Marketing Conference on their fine choice.