Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ed Sifuentes Has Story of the Theft of Per Capita By San Pascual: $6 million per year

"A Lawyer With a Briefcase can steal more than 100 men with guns" Don Corleone

Members of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, which owns Valley View Casino in Valley Center, each earn nearly $100,000 a year in gambling revenues, but not all members of the tribe are receiving their share, according to court records.

The 280-member tribe (five school buses!)is locked in a bitter dispute with about 60 people in the Alto family, who the tribe says do not belong in the tribe. The tribe is trying to remove them from its rolls.

The Altos filed a lawsuit last year against the U.S. Department of Interior for going along with the tribe's plans to expel them, effectively cutting them out of their share of gambling earnings, health benefits and participation in the tribe's government.

In November, lawyers for the family asked the court for a preliminary injunction that would block their removal and force the tribe to return some of the benefits while the lawsuit is resolved. U.S. District Court Judge Irma E. Gonzalez granted the family's request in December.

Last month, Larry Echo Hawk, the assistant secretary of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, issued a letter implementing the judge's order and restoring the Alto family members' rights as San Pasqual Indians. It restores their ability to participate in tribal elections, receive Indian health services and get their "per capita" payments, as the casino money paid to tribal members is called.

Alto family members, however, say Echo Hawk's letter does not go far enough, because it places their share of the gambling money into a trust fund, which they can't access unless they win the lawsuit. OP: That's NOT restoring rights!

"If the Alto descendants ultimately prevail in this litigation, the band must distribute the funds in the escrow account to the Alto descendants," Echo Hawk wrote.

Moreover, the tribe already has distributed millions of dollars owed to the Alto family to other tribal members, said Thor Emblem, a lawyer for the family.

San Pasqual leaders have declined to discuss the case, saying it is an internal tribal matter.

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smokeybear said...

That works out to be a big....."IF?" Sounds to me like "Chickenhawk" doesn't figure them to "Win!" He's just backing
his play: "In case they.... "Win!"..What a "Sorry Excuse For an Indian!"

Anonymous said...

He's from the "APPLE CLAN" Red on the outside, and all white on the inside,....what a sorry piece of "Clu-klax-clan" want-to-be. And not like is brother "Walter" which is in the "Hidden background" of all "RED". And he calls himself a good MORMAN", "ECHO" then what kind of "MORMAN" are you,My brother-in-law is a Morman and lives in "Utah", and I see him as a good "MORMAN, By matching him to you, the mormans would have "Discommunicated" you along time ago for your actions, and investigative motives.

smokeybear said...

You have got to know that "Chickenhawk" has got a taste for the "Good Life" and "Too Hell" with what's "Right and Just." He's nothing more then the "Casino Indians"...."Good Old Boy."

smokeybear said...

"Dance Anyone?"..."Chickenhawk" is
good at it!

Question: If "Chickenhawk" is the "Under Secretary of the B.I.A., whose the "Secretary?" Just thought I would ask.

Anonymous said...

It says has been discussed by Tribal Leaders, who are these Tribal Laeders? I always thoughtmthat there was only (1) one tribal leader for the tribe and he is'nt even an indian/ he's with the "White" caretaker clan.

smokeybear said...

Every "Tribe" has a "Tribal Leader and/or Chairman." When we "Discuss" these "Corrupt and Criminal Tribal Leaders" it takes into "Consideration" the "Many!" For instance: "Pechanga, Pala, and a whole host of other "Criminal Leaders" that use "Human and Civil Rights Violations" against "True Lineal Decendents" in their "Membership." All of this in their "Quest" for "Ill-gotten Gain." And with the help of their "Criminal Brothers In Crime:" the "Government(Indian Affairs)," backing all of their "Illegal Acts," we are still on the "Outside Looking In."..."THERE IS NO JUSTICE!" For "We All See It, And We All Live It!" For these "Criminals" are "Destoying" the "Indian Way Of Life" from within.