From the Sacramento Bee a story about what happens when you follow tribal law on recalls, the council gets you out before you can vote on it.
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Seven members of the United Auburn Indian Community – including a former chairwoman – are being stripped of casino payments of $30,000 a month or more and banished from tribal functions as a bitter rift consumes one of America's wealthiest gambling tribes.
The actions targeting a political faction of the tribe that operates the lucrative Thunder Valley Casino in Placer County are an apparent retaliation for a recent recall drive against all five members of the tribal council.
Documents obtained by The Bee illuminate intense divisions within the tribe, despite apparent net casino profits of $1.15 billion between July 2003 and January 2009.
The seven tribal members, among them former longtime chairwoman Jessica Tavares, were ordered banned from tribal lands and the casino for up to 10 years. They were told they may address the tribal council on Tuesday about suspensions of casino payments that range from six months to four years.
Tavares and her attorney, Fred J. Hiestand, said all seven were involved in gathering signatures for a recall drive against current tribal council members.
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