Monthly Archives: October 2013

Tobey-Frye Tribe Housing Scandal

When will it stop?  Maybe we should ask HUD.  The Tribal Housing Department lead by on again off again consultant Leon Jacobs has a unique way of selecting people for the 184 housing loans.  It’s very very unique indeed.  These 184’s are basically cosigned by the Tribe because  usually the applicants will not qualify for a standard loan. It’s supposed to be awarded through a lottery and based on “need” .The tribal member should also be able  to eventually assume the loan on their own .


A program where nepotism reigns

But Leon ( a Lumbee who can’t get hired by his own tribe) has his own rules. And perhaps he’s getting direction from a Poo Bah on high….but  90% of the people who get these homes, are Tobeys or Fryes and coincidentally tribal employees.

Earlier this year Joanne Frye, who runs the Elders program got a house on Santuit Pond and her sister Nancy Frye Joseph who works in finance got a house. Joanne is a master at surviving threats of termination.  That’s because she knows where that 2009 voter list went to and she knows how the pending tribal members ended up on the voter list because Trish gave her the list from start to finish..  Viola! Cedric, Tah Tah and  Mark Harding no less are elected. Joann (and her son Bobby) is all powerful and gets what she wants…credit cards,food cards, air conditioners, fans, emergency kits, pantry items…houses.

Here’ the latest batch— Yvonne Tobey who runs WIA and 2 other Tobey-Frye tribal employees have been awarded 184 homes.  Now the Yvonne Tobey giveaway is too much.  They just froze her WIA money because she gave her cousin former Vice Chairman Aaron Tobey  $700 to do his resume.  Of course that’s a free service the state and the tribe does for the unemployed .  It’s so ridiculous you have to wonder when someone is going to save us from these duplicitous people.

The old saying get what you can while you can is in play.  These practices are blatantly discriminatory against families who are not Tobeys or Fryes.  And it’s nepotism in the worst way!  The pattern is pretty consistent along with the violation of other HUD procedures. Leon knows HUD don’t play so he’s been trying to shift the focus.

Instead of hiding, Robbie should be investigating this crap.  Instead of talking about all the meetings she attends for $98,000.00 a year, Jessie should for once do something for her people.  As close as she was to Alice you would think she would be all over this.  But her BS is a mile wide and just as deep.  Jessie is about Jessie.

The 184 loans are a government to government partnership that is being abused at the expense of the tribal people who really need housing. It’s supposed to give them the opportunity to get on their feet and own a home.  Instead it is being  exploited for the most unworthy of our people.

So sad.



The turd in the toilet

Land in Trust is the big turd in the toilet that Cedric can’t flush.  He dreams about it going away….every night,  but it never does. Flush after flush.  Round and round the turdie goes and we all know where it goes…..NOWHERE.

The great revelations about finally finishing the environmental component of the LIT application is just as irrelevant as the Compact.  Why? Because the BIA cannot take our land into trust ( the US Supreme Court said it has no authority) and we can’t prove we were under federal  jurisdiction before 1934.The 1934 issue was denied by the BIA when we tried to use it for recognition nealy 10 years ago.  But the Cromwellians cranked it back up as a new way to milk Genting and pretend we weren’t out of the game.

Just as annoying is the governor’s ploy to prod the state Senate to act on the Compact. The Compact is permanently stalled because it is irrelevant.  Governor Patrick said  that if the Senate didn’t act, we would build a casino on our own and not pay that onerous tax ( that the BIA won’t approve).  Listen, if  Cedric can’t get land in trust for a state license, how can he get one independent of the state? Signing our sovereignty away has never been a problem for CeddieLou, as long as he gets that pay check.

But CeddieLou can only keep stringing the investors along for so long.  About 4 weeks ago Genting made CeddieLou do some explaining. They gave him 2 days notice and called an emergency meeting in Taunton.  Very few Council members showed up, but CeddieLou, and the developer once again tried to convince Genting that things were progressing. Keep in mind this was exactly the time when KG Urban Enterprises put in their bid for the Southeast region. The investors were not happy So CeddieLou pitched this:

  • DEC 2014 Casino Phase 1 A built ( only half a plan)
  • Casino: 1600 slots, 60 table games,1buffet hotel, 2500 parking spaces

Same BS with another  years delay !

When the presentation was over, guess what Genting said ? ” When are you getting over the hurdles?”

CeddieLou could not give them an  answer.

So the irrelevant news stories are not enough to placate the investors who have spent $62 million on a raggity casino strategy.  One thing for sure, the White lawyers got rich, Navajo Joe got rich…( and he brought another Navajo in as the tribal administrator) Leon got richer than rich.  Cedric, Aaron, Jessie, Mark, Yvonne, Cheryl and Trish all combined made well over $3 million dollars to sell us out and render us destitute.

Cedric has quite a battle going on cause that turd has some strong medicine. Quite a distinction…. the only chairman to  be beaten by a turd.







Time to catch up on the Tobey-Frye Tribe


The odds were against us since the Tobey-Frye takeover of the Tribe

* The truth about our casino status and the hay day pay day a for a tribal government that shut down 4 years ago.

* What the investors are saying and why that means  big problems for the tribal leadership.

* The election protection plan designed to benefit two of the most unpopular and ineffective members of the Council. The new consultant is allowed to actuality speak publicly and  the fallout to come.

* The  WIA crackdown and the Housing meltdown as HUD closes in.

* Conjuring up scandal to cover the bigger scam …now that’s pretty lame.

* And why the Mashpee Indians have abandoned the Tobey-Frye Tribe.

Stay tuned !