The website The Indian Runner has some interesting articles.
Tribal Council Expenses
During 2010, Macho, Dennis, Damon and Charles were found to have used their tribal credit card to spend over one million dollars for travel expenses. After some research on the accounting procedures for these costs, we discovered the credit card bills were paid for by the Casino and were deducted out of the profits before per capita was calculated.
Therefore: these bills came directly out of our Per Capita. When caught red handed Macho was heard to say " I didn't know I couldn't do that". To this day Council Members continues to justify their actions and only a small portion of the money has been returned.
APPARENTLY, some Morongo tribal council members have NO common sense. $250,000 EACH? That's $5,000 per week. Why stay at a Marriott Courtyard when you can stay at a Ritz-Carlton?
Didn't Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians Chairman Mark Macarro shorter brother do the same thing? Family vacations on the tribe?