Judge delays theft trial for Robinson Rancheria chairwoman

A judge granted yet another delay in the theft trial of Tracey I. Avila, the chairwoman of the Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians of California.

Avila, 51, is accused of stealing more than $60,000 from the Elem Pomo Tribe. She used to be the tribe's fiscal officer.

The trial was going to start in February but was delayed to March due to Avila's reported health issues. Then it was delayed to May but now it's scheduled to begin June 19, The Lake County Record-Bee reported.

Avila has remained in office despite the charge and even after she lost her re-election bid in 2008. The Bureau of Indian Affairs told her to schedule a new election back in September 2011.

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Judge delays theft trial for Robinson Rancheria tribal chair (The Lake County Record-Bee 5/1)

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