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Monday, July 11, 2011

Coyote Valley Tribe Votes to REMOVE Six Tribal Council Members; New Corruption Replaces OLD Corruption

New tribal leaders as corrupt as the OLD tribal leaders?

Seven years after federal law authorities swooped onto the Coyote Valley Reservation in Redwood Valley, seizing computers and documents to support allegations of wrongdoing by the tribal council, the tribe remains in upheaval.

Current tribal leaders, who helped oust the scandal-tainted former council, are now themselves the targets of a coup.

Two weeks ago, the Central California Bureau of Indian Affairs upheld a vote by the tribe's general membership to remove six of the seven council members and the tribal chief.

"They're doing the exact same thing (as the former council). Just not as blatant," said tribal member Correy Alcantra, who is leading the uprising and has been tentatively appointed to the council.

Change is not expected anytime soon. The incumbent council is expected to appeal the BIA decision, starting a process that could take years, Alcantra said.

The tribe's council chairman and its attorney did not return phone calls. Chief Richard Campbell said he doesn't believe the vote to remove him from office is legitimate.

"The way I see it personally, it's all going to die on the vine," he said. Campbell declined to comment further.

Alcantra's complaints against the incumbent council include that at least one member used tribal credit cards for personal use.

Several members of the prior tribal council were indicted on charges that included misuse of tribal and casino funds, but the case fizzled after several years and most of the more serious charges were dropped. By 2008, all that remained were a few charges of failure to pay taxes against two of the tribal leaders.

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1 comment:

smokeybear said...

QUESTION: INDIAN COUNTRY IS SO RIDDLED WITH CORRUPTION THAT IT'S ALMOST BEYOND BELIEF AND DON'T YOU THINK IT'S ESCALATING BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS? I KEEP SAYING, "WITH CORRUPTION YOU "WILL" FINALLY GET CAUGHT." THE "MACARRO CARTEL" SHOULD BE LOOKED OVER BY THE B.I.A. FOR THEIR SHADDY AND DECEITFULL DEALINGS AGAINST THEIR OWN MEMBERSHIP. THE "CANCER INFESTATION" OF CORRUPTION BY MARK AND HIS HENCHMEN IS SO EXTENSIVE AND FAR REACHING WITHIN PECHANGAS' MEMBERSHIP THAT WHEN THE "HAMMER FALLS" THERE WILL BE NO VIABLE DAMAGE CONTROL. WE ARE STARTING TO SEE TRIBAL COUNCILS BEING TAKEN DOWN FOR, "YOU GUESSES IT," CORRUPTIOM AND TAX EVASION. MARK AND HIS HENCHMEN'S TURN HAS TO BE IN THE WIND OF CHANGE FOR THE GOOD OF ALL "NATIVE AMERICANS" IN INDIAN COUNTRY. WITH THE GOVERNMENT(INDIAN AFFAIRS) HAVING BEEN ACCUSTOMED TO "STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES" BY REFUSING TO DO A REALITY CHECK WHEN PECHANGA AND THE RESIDENT EVIL CHAIRMAN MARK MACARRO IS CONCERNED. LET US "HIDE AND WATCH" WHAT IS COMING DOWN THE PIPE WHEN THE CORRUPTION CARD IS FINALLY STARTING TO BE PLAYED AGAINST DECEITFULL AND CORRUPT TRIBAL LEADERS AND COUCILS WITHIN INDIAN COUNTRY. THE B.I.A. MIGHT HAVE THEIR "BACKS TO THE WALL" AS MORE PRESSURE IS BEING BROUGHT TO BEAR FOR THEM TO FINALLY ACT RESPONSIBLY. WOULDN'T THAT BE REFRESHING? WE NEED TO KEEP THE PRESSURE ON AND BOMBARD THE B.I.A. WITH AS MUCH INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE AGAINT MARK AND HIS HENCHMEN AS WE CAN MUSTER. ALL IT TOOK WAS ONE COUNCIL MEMBER TO START THE CHAIN OF EVENTS THAT GOT THE B.I.A. INTO A "TAKE DOWN MODE." SO I SAY "WHY CAN'T WE?