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Eight plead guilty to stealing more than $5 million from Miccosukee Tribe

Eight plead guilty to stealing more than $5 million from Miccosukee Tribe (February 6, 2020)

Eight people admitted they stole $5.3 million in cash from Miccosukee Resort and Gaming in Florida.

Eight accused of stealing more than $5 million from Miccosukee Tribe

Eight accused of stealing more than $5 million from Miccosukee Tribe (August 7, 2019)

Federal authorities announced charges against eight people accused of stealing more than $5 million in cash from the casino owned by the Miccosukee Tribe.

Oklahoma woman pleads guilty to murder of grandchild at Kickapoo Tribe casino

Oklahoma woman pleads guilty to murder of grandchild at Kickapoo Tribe casino (August 5, 2019)

An Oklahoma woman admitted she left her five-year-old grandchild in a locked car in a casino parking lot.

Oklahoma woman charged with murder of grandchild at Kickapoo Tribe casino

Oklahoma woman charged with murder of grandchild at Kickapoo Tribe casino (April 23, 2019)

Federal authorities say a 50-year-old woman left her grandson inside a parked car on a hot day while she gambled.

Former Sac and Fox Nation casino employee sentenced for theft

Former Sac and Fox Nation casino employee sentenced for theft (July 19, 2016)

David Collins, 32, was the manager of the players club at the tribe's casino in Kansas.

Another employee pleads guilty for Choctaw Nation casino theft

Another employee pleads guilty for Choctaw Nation casino theft (March 31, 2016)

The Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, appears to be a hotspot for criminal activity by its employees.

Another guilty plea from ex-employee of Choctaw Nation casino

Another guilty plea from ex-employee of Choctaw Nation casino (March 24, 2016)

The Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, appears to be a hotspot for criminal activity by its employees.

Choctaw Nation casino employee accused of stealing from facility

Choctaw Nation casino employee accused of stealing from facility (March 10, 2016)

The Choctaw Casino and Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, appears to be a hotspot for criminal activity.

Former Sac and Fox Nation casino employee pleads guilty to theft

Former Sac and Fox Nation casino employee pleads guilty to theft (March 7, 2016)

Donald M. Collins admitted that he caused $30,000 in losses at the Sac and Fox Casino by creating counterfeit players cards.

Former Sac and Fox Nation casino employee charged with theft

Former Sac and Fox Nation casino employee charged with theft (February 11, 2016)

The former manager of the players club at the Sac and Fox Casino in Kansas allegedly created $13,326 in counterfeit players cards.

Sycuan Band executive among 22 indicted in illegal gambling case

Sycuan Band executive among 22 indicted in illegal gambling case (February 1, 2016)

Jim Muse is the former general manager of the Sycuan Casino and the current manager of the Sycuan Resort, a golf facility on the reservation.

Non-Indian card clubs in California charged with illegal gambling

Non-Indian card clubs in California charged with illegal gambling (December 10, 2015)

The Seven Mile Casino in Chula Vista denied any wrongdoing as federal authorities alleged $10 million was laundered in a massive scheme.

Guilty plea for attack on Mississippi Choctaw officer at casino

Guilty plea for attack on Mississippi Choctaw officer at casino (November 11, 2015)

Jason Gooden, a non-tribal member, admitted that he grabbed the officer and threw him to the ground at the Silver Star Hotel and Casino.

Pojoaque Pueblo secures injunction in New Mexico gaming dispute

Pojoaque Pueblo secures injunction in New Mexico gaming dispute (October 8, 2015)

The tribe's gaming revenues have taken a hit after the state threatened vendors that do business on the reservation.

Santa Clara Pueblo wants Pojoaque Pueblo to shutter casinos

Santa Clara Pueblo wants Pojoaque Pueblo to shutter casinos (July 16, 2015)

Pojoaque Pueblo has been operating without a valid Class III gaming compact since June 30.

Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo gets pass on illegal gaming operation

Editorial: Pojoaque Pueblo gets pass on illegal gaming operation (July 2, 2015)

Pojoaque rolled the dice in a bet that the federal government would not actually enforce the laws requiring Indian gambling operations to be subject to compacts with states. And won.

Pojoaque Pueblo keeps casino open after gaming deal expires

Pojoaque Pueblo keeps casino open after gaming deal expires (July 1, 2015)

U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez will closely monitor the tribe's casinos while a lawsuit plays out in federal court.

Pojoaque Pueblo at critical juncture with Class III gaming deal

Pojoaque Pueblo at critical juncture with Class III gaming deal (June 30, 2015)

The compact expires at midnight tonight and Gov. Susana Martinez (R) contends the tribe's casinos will be operating illegally without a new agreement.

Former employees of Choctaw Nation casino charged with theft

Former employees of Choctaw Nation casino charged with theft (June 11, 2015)

The U.S. Attorney's Office announced indictments against two former workers at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma.

County sheriff recognized for efforts at Paskenta Band casino

County sheriff recognized for efforts at Paskenta Band casino (April 7, 2015)

Rival factions of the tribe were staking out the casino but the sheriff and his deputies kept the peace, according to the U.S. Attorney for Eastern California.

Federal government sues Santa Ysabel Band over bingo website

Federal government sues Santa Ysabel Band over bingo website (December 5, 2014)

The tribe now faces two lawsuits over the Desert Rose Bingo site.

Former Choctaw Nation employee plans appeal in criminal case

Former Choctaw Nation employee plans appeal in criminal case (November 24, 2014)

Jason Merida, the former head of construction for the tribe, remains free until sentencing.

Former employee found guilty for cheating Choctaw Nation

Former employee found guilty for cheating Choctaw Nation (November 21, 2014)

Jason Merida is the seventh person found guilty in a case that started when the tribe discovered it had been cheated into purchasing $8.5 million in steel for a casino expansion project.

Trial into Choctaw Nation fraud winds down with final testimony

Trial into Choctaw Nation fraud winds down with final testimony (November 20, 2014)

Jason Merida, the former head of construction for the tribe, took the stand in his own defense.

Leader of Choctaw Nation faces tough questions in criminal trial

Leader of Choctaw Nation faces tough questions in criminal trial (November 19, 2014)

Chief Gary Batton's testimony comes as trial against a former tribal employee nears its end.

Anticipation builds for testimony of Choctaw Nation leaders

Anticipation builds for testimony of Choctaw Nation leaders (November 17, 2014)

Attorneys for a former tribal employee are expected to call Chief Gary Batton and former Chief Greg Pyle to the stand.

Trial exposes fraud against Choctaw Nation for gaming project

Trial exposes fraud against Choctaw Nation for gaming project (November 14, 2014)

Chief Gary Batton and former chief Greg Pyle haven't been charged with any crimes but both accepted gifts from outside companies that did business with the tribe.

Muscogee Nation leader reportedly used credit card at casinos

Muscogee Nation leader reportedly used credit card at casinos (August 8, 2014)

U.S. Attorney Danny Williams said second chief Roger Barnett withdrew money at casino ATMs.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band welcomes sentence for casino scam

Twenty-Nine Palms Band welcomes sentence for casino scam (July 11, 2014)

Three people admitted they steered tribal casino contracts to companies they controlled.

Twenty-Nine Palms Band compares gaming scam to Abramoff

Twenty-Nine Palms Band compares gaming scam to Abramoff (June 12, 2014)

Tribe says it was cheated out of $20 million by a Republican advisor and his associates.

Four people plead guilty for theft from Minnesota tribal casinos

Four people plead guilty for theft from Minnesota tribal casinos (April 15, 2014)

Four people pleaded guilty in connection with a theft scheme at tribal casinos in Minnesota.

Man pleads guilty for robbery in Osage Nation casino parking lot

Man pleads guilty for robbery in Osage Nation casino parking lot (April 3, 2014)

A 19-year-old Oklahoma man pleaded guilty for an armed robbery in the parking lot of a casino owned by the Osage Nation.

Choctaw Nation  audit  uncovered   overbilling for casino work

Choctaw Nation audit uncovered overbilling for casino work (August 6, 2013)

Six people pleaded guilty to defrauding the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma by overbilling for construction services at the tribe's casinos. The tribe discovered the overbilling through an audit and referred the matter to federal investigators. The U.S. Attorney's Office for...

Internet poker sites to pay hundreds of millions to settle lawsuit

Internet poker sites to pay hundreds of millions to settle lawsuit (August 1, 2012)

Two Internet poker sites will forfeit hundreds of millions of dollars to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. PokerStars will forfeit $547 million to the federal government. The money will be...

Indictment in connection with Twentynine Palms Band casino

Indictment in connection with Twentynine Palms Band casino (May 11, 2012)

Four people were indicted on federal bribery and money-laundering charges in connection with the casino owned by the Twentynine Palms Band of Mission Indians in California. The tribe's attorney, Gary Edward Kovall, is accused of steering contracts for work at...

U.S. Attorney asked to close Seminole casinos

U.S. Attorney asked to close Seminole casinos (December 18, 2008)

The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida is being asked to stop the Seminole Tribe from engaging in Class III gaming. The tribe is operating slot machines and card games under a compact that was approved by the...