|Ietan's Holly Macarro and Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro|
The Ietan Consulting lobbying firm has long been at the center of controversy over failed efforts to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar.
Although Indian Country has repeatedly called for a "clean" fix to the decision, Ietan has faced criticism from other Indian lobbyists for seemingly circumventing efforts to secure passage of one. Larry Rosenthal, the firm's non-Indian co-founder, has repeatedly said a clean fix won't succeed on Capitol Hill.
"All of my clients support a clean Carcieri fix,” Rosenthal told Dave Palermo for a story in Global Gaming Magazine, echoing remarks he made a year earlier. “The problem is after four years there hasn’t been a road map on how to get there. Do the math. There simply are not enough vote."
Rosenthal is again confirming suspicions about some of the firm's clients, who are calling themselves the Aboriginal Lands Coalition. They met with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California), who is attempting to limit new tribal casinos by amending the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, an effort that has hindered a clean Carcieri fix, Politico reported.
Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro has repeatedly slammed "reservation shopping" and testified in support of a different Feinstein bill that would have limited another tribe from from expanding its casino on newly acquired trust lands even though the two are separated by hundreds of miles. The Pechanga Band was a top client of Ietan, which counts the chairman's wife, Holly Cook Macarro, as a partner.
In June, Original Pechanga, a blog run by a disenrolled tribal member, calculated that Ietan received $1.2 million from the Pechanga Band from 2010 through 2014. Holly Cook is now helping Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with outreach in Indian Country.
SPOTLIGHTS are the BEST disenfectant.
The power that these people have is scary to say the least. How sad that they use it for evil purposes, when they could be a positive influence and show a respect for all natives. They will be ashamed one day, I just hope we get to see it.
Hes in big trouble
Thank you again for share the TRUT6!
I often wonder if macarro knows how much employees robbed pechangs for, if they got 30k a month at the most, it could have been 40k. The past is the past though, so it goes.
Wow...hey, OP had this story years ago...and now he's mentioned in Indianz.com
Guess he did accomplish something if he's a source that can be linked to...
Great work in keeping Macarro's corruption exposed...
I hear Raymond Basquez is in very critical condition. According to Linda.
Raymond Basquez has passed on.
Thanks Rick for all the time you're spending to stay in front of the lies that keep Indian country in the dark.
its interesting Macarro never wanted to attend tribal meeting until IGRA introduction. Then he tries to justify disenrollemt issues with members who just showed up when casino opened up. Point your finger at others and you will have three fingers pointing back at yourself. According to Macarro we don't have to recognize our Ancestors who helped the Temecula band of mission Indians get a land settlement from the Federal government. We only have to recognize band members who recognize him. His story is either adding or crippling, we will see. Hopefully the band sees the TRUTH, sooner than later.
Better call the Border patrol and deport this Brother and Sister duo
back to the Filipino community where they came from.
hahahah~> Mark Macarro's and his ..'fat face' wife holly, have a very "disgusting" sinful face lmao!`~ Its a Wonder they are in collusion with Sen. Dianne Feinstein'.. Another ugly faced corrupter" and Those Who are Spiritual can see The Corruption Seeping thru there nasty slimey pork Faces and Very Nasty souls~ If any of these perish his day, We know for a fact they are all going to Hell for there Crimes and Suppressing the truth~ Like Allen Lawson the Fraud Native and his lovers From the San Pasqual tribe. If He dies hes gong to hell for his Crimes and Ill living...and Homo-sexual activity in El cajon.
Have a HOLly HoLLy Christmas Mr. Pork Loving Asshole.
How's OUR Filipino baby. Stinks like fish but looks like pork.
in viewing this photo it looks like they could be from the same nut sack. Real brother and sister, better DNA these two.
DNA= DADDY IS NATIVE AMERICAN.
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