A recent court case against the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and the Pechanga Gaming Commission details the mishandling of employees, and the "outing" of a confidential informant who was working with the F.B.I. during the period where former tribal chairman Jennie Miranda and her son, Larry Miranda were disenfranchised from the tribe.
From the Brief
Prior to starting work at the Pechanga Casino, the PGC licensed Cosentino as required by IGRA and the PGA. Shortly after he started work at the Pechanga Casino, Cosentino began to witness rampant criminal activity at the Pechanga Casino including an illegal online casino being operated from the floor of the Pechanga Casino; loan sharking; extortion and bribery; rampant employee theft;
and collusion between corrupt dealers, supervisors and players.
Court documents are here: Petitioner Opening Brief
THREATS to his Job:
On May 13, 2011, PGC Commissioner Ramos telephoned Cosentino and told Cosentino that, if Cosentino would not resign from his employment at the Pechanga Casino, the PGC would revoke Cosentino’s gaming license—effectively preventing Cosentino from ever getting another job in any tribal casino.
FEAR for his life:
Moreover, by exposing Cosentino’s identity as a Department of Justice confidential informant, the PGC has left Cosentino in fear for his personal safety and the welfare of his young child.
Since both Miranda's were disenfranchised from the tribe, it makes one wonder WHY there wasn't a federal case brought forward?