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Tracey Avila, Robinson Rancheria chairwoman, passes at age 52

Tracey I. Avila, the chairwoman of the Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians of California who was awaiting trial on theft charges, died on December 4. She was 52.

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

Her trial was repeatedly delayed amid concerns about her declining health. She suffered from diabetes and kidney failure and recently had a stroke, her attorney said.

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Robinson Rancheria tribal chair accused of embezzlement dies (The Lake County News 12/6)
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