Thursday, January 2, 2020

Pretendians Benefitting From Federal Contracts

LATimes has another story about fake Indian money grubbers.  Remember the fake Elizabeth Warren, and Andrea Smith?

Companies set up by members of a self-described and state-recognized Creek Indian tribe in Alabama have received more than $240 million in federal minority-business contracts, despite a determination by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs that there is no credible evidence the group has Native American ancestry, a Los Angeles Times investigation has found.

Federal contracts worth an additional $273 million have gone to two companies run by a member of a different Native American group in Alabama with no federal recognition as a tribe.

The ability of company owners with questionable Native American identity to obtain more than half a billion dollars in taxpayer funded minority-business contracts reflects a nationwide failure by agencies overseeing programs set up decades ago to help socially and economically disadvantaged minority groups.

Including the Alabama outlays, The Times has found more than $800 million in federal contracts awarded to companies whose owners made unsubstantiated claims to be Native American, although the total is almost certainly higher. The contracts were for construction, computing and other projects in 27 states, including California.  Read the full story at the LATIMES link above


Joseph Arsanis (former poker instructor to Pechanga tribe) said...

This message is for Rick Cuevas. Rick, I dated Jennie Miranda back in 1995-Dec1999 when I walked away from that relationship. I met all the players, famlies members from Masiel, Miranda , I resided on Rez with her that an apt in Temecula. I have recently learn of the disenrollments, slots for sale, thefts, etc., from the Miranda’s and other members. I talked with a few members from the Rez and they wanted to know how I felt about things. So now I will ask you if you are interested in interviewing me. If so do you actually think anything I say will have a beating on the tribe. I worked when casino first open and was harassed but Anthony Miranda from PDC, then I quit to run jennies poker school. JosephArsanis 1/25/2020

OPechanga said...

Joseph, thank you for your comment, please email me your contact information at