TRIBAL DISENROLLMENT of Native Americans by Native Americans.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
$300 THOUSAND MISSING from CHUKCHANSI TRIBAL CASINO
Marc Benjamin of the FRESNO BEE has the story of the missing THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS from The Chukchansi Gold Casino.
Two bags stuffed with hundreds of thousands of dollars from Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino that were not deposited in a tribal bank account -- and have now disappeared -- have sparked charges of money mismanagement by one of the tribe's competing factions.
The question of Chukchansi tribal authority and leadership continues to be murky.
Equally murky, said Richard Verri, attorney for the Reggie Lewis group, is what happened to the $316,017.
In legal documents, the Lewis group claims a note inside the two money bags listed the tribe's gaming commission address as the money's destination. The information was provided in a letter from the San Francisco-based law firm of Bingham-McCutcheon, which represents Rabobank. The tribe's Rabobank account pays Wells Fargo, the trustee for investors in the $250 million restructured financing for the casino complex.
The money had been counted in the casino's cage and then was driven by armored car transport to another location for a second count, Verri said. During that count, a note was found inside the bags that said the money should go to the tribal gaming commission offices.
Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/02/26/3792897/judge-says-he-cant-rule-in-chukchansi.html#storylink=cpy