Saturday, September 29, 2012

Van Thu Tran gets THREE Years for Cheating Pechanga OF $2 Million; FBI Ignores Theft of $400 Million BY Pechanga

A woman who admitted helping to mastermind a casino card-shuffling scam to garner millions of dollars from casinos around the country and Canada -- including Pechanga in Temecula -- was sentenced to three years in prison Friday.

According to FBI officials, Van Thu Tran and up to 41 others cheated some 39 casinos in the United States and Canada out of $7 million, using a shuffle scam that involved bribing dealers to keep blocs of cards unshuffled.

Tran admitted forming the Tran Organization with co-defendants Phuong Quoc Truong, Tai Khiem Tran and some others.

Members of the criminal organization bribed casino card dealers and supervisors to perform false shuffles during card games, thereby creating “slugs,” or groups of unshuffled cards.

The conspirators would arrange to have someone count cards, then signal to a dealer to leave a bloc of cards unshuffled, so that the criminals could bet on the previous order of cards, according to the FBI.

The scam was perpetrated during blackjack and mini-baccarat games, the FBI reported

The FBI, active in this case has completely ignored the theft of $400 million by the Pechanga tribe, acting outside the tribal constitution.


White Buffalo said...

Well that is fine and well, but what happened to Jenny and the others that were disenfranchised? Does anyone know if the tribe had the option to not file charges and handle the matter internally? She must have some good dirt on the rest of the crooks? It sure looks like they, the corrupt, got away with another one. It is my opinion that those who are left in the tribe are willing partners in crime. Burying one’s head in the sand was never the Indian way.

Anonymous said...

You think the FBI is looking the other way?

Anonymous said...

The tribe does not have the option to press charges on a RICO act violation. RICO act is a federal crime sovereignty does not apply to this. Under a federal charge the United States Government can ceases tribal document including tribal minutes and any investigating report obtain by the tribe confirming their disenfranchisement? It is the responsibility of the F.B.I. or congress to per sew this matter. So it time to send letters in to your congress person and the D.O.J. asking for an investigation. The tribe has documentation confirming this but they hide behind sovereignty but a federal crime does not cover this because it is a criminal act.

Anonymous said...

Robert Smith of Pala is planning on disenrolling more after the November election. Once he secures the next 2 yrs. THINK BEFORE YOU VOTE

Anonymous said...

Re-elected u mean after fixing the election. He has to stay in power his freedom depends on it.

Anonymous said...

What happened to good old john gomez jr? stike up a deal somewhere? used to be all over the website, and what about AIRRO? smell something fishy? Haven't heard from alot of people, sound s like you made it!

Anonymous said...

the tide is finally turning, the ms has caught on to thee xxxxxxx bothers, ms is pissed at the counsel for taking and giving money
look for big changes to come.

Anonymous said...

ok... we know the XXXXXXX Bros are all about.

question... ms had caught on/ms is pissed

clarification on ms?

"the tide is finally turning, the ms has caught on to thee xxxxxxx bothers, ms is pissed at the counsel for taking and giving money
look for big changes to come"