Saturday, March 9, 2013
Tribal Casino Crimewatch: La Posta Tribal Casino Executive Pleads GUILTY to Embezzlement
The former executive director of a gaming commission for the La Posta tribe pleaded guilty Friday in federal court to embezzling $57,000 for a string of personal benefits such as a gun club membership, vacation bills and legal fees.
Troy Teague, 38, served as the head of the East County tribe’s Gaming Commission from 2006 to 2011. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release that Teague admitted to embezzling the money from the commission between June 2009 and April 2011.
The La Posta casino on Crestwood Road in Boulevard closed abruptly in October, saying in a letter to employees it had to do so because of its “current financial situation.”
Teague’s guilty plea is unrelated to the casino closure, prosecutors said.