All the suffering we’ve been through, there’s no surprise at the latest ominous sign sent. The Tribe is being audited. That’s not the worst thing that could happen. Actually, it happens a lot, ask Donald Trump. You know Trump who’s so not into Native Americans. The authority on ethnicity and then …not so much. We bring up Trump because when he’s in charge after January 20th…. the government might be trying to head off any questions of, “Why was this going on for 7 years?” Right. We have been asking the same thing. For 7 years.
Back to the audit. An IRS audit is funky…not pleasant. So what’s happening is what we expected to happen. Cedric brought in people (we all know who), to “fix” things, about a month ago. She can’t fix anything with a forensic audit looming, which is surely going to happen. And guess where one of the problems is? Joanne Frye and the Elders Department !!! Hundreds of thousands of dollars in miscellaneous expenditures. Enter the poor White girl. White girl Comptroller who wants the “code” bucking the Fryebal Council lead by Joanne Frye who brought her family to power. Joanne has a lot to hide.
So they’re trying to get the White girl fired. Yup. White girl trying to do her job and she’s dealing with Kevin Frye (Super Fly Indian Cop) who tells security cop (nonIndian) TJ to press assault charges against the WG….cause she put her hands on his shoulder. Right. The end game is to get the White girl fired cause she’s on to something and everyone knows the Frybal Council will not be satisfied until every Frye ( even infants) are on the payroll and keep stealing. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in miscellaneous expenditures…that’s a low ball estimate, which is questionable.
The IRS cometh. The Gaming Authority should be very very interesting also regarding what Ceddie did with $2m dollars a month for about 5 years. It would be different if we were paying lawyers in Washington to fix the law via the Congress. No nothing like that.
Instead, Cedric filed flaky unsubstantiated documentation to justify land in trust in Taunton. It was rejected in the end. So now Dec 12 looms when the BIA and the Tribe decide if they will appeal in the District Court. How about no.
The most horrific part is that all those White lawyers and consultants got paid millions of dollars and delivered nothing. We are worse off than we were when they took over in 2009. Worse.
No casino, economic development, and more of our people on welfare. Our integrity is gone. Everything our leaders worked for years ago is gone. Respect is gone.
Course now the Cromwell’s have turned on the Fryebal Council after all these years. Ellen Frye Sharpe, who is not supposed to be working for the Tribe because of past serious grievances, is searching for new Frye hires, which violates federal law. Now the Fryes want to fire her. Frying at the Fryebal Council.
And her sister Joanne has a lot to hide..
Let’s break it down. The Justice Department can go back and look at that damned fraudulent 2009 election and see how we went wrong. Their sister Ca was allowing nontribal members to vote, and they were phone banking them to come and vote without Elders to verify them as tribal members. Great.
We can’t blame it all on the Fryes. Trish Keliinui was right in there with them….all dumb.. She kept saying, ” I got this .” Ya. As the chair of the election committee, she NEVER reviewed the final voter list with the committee or the Elders. She let Joanne and her sister Ca ( who had access to the membership applications in enrollment) take the ” PENDING MEMBERS” and merge them with legitimate enrolled voters. There was no oversight of all the unknown casino stalkers voting. Not an Elder around to question people who were not enrolled members being allowed to vote. Illegal voters. And all the documentation disappeared. Imagine that !. Thanks Trish. She tarnished the family legacy all by herself.
We have been sliding down the slippery slope ever since and again, we are worse off than we were in 2009.
No land in trust, no casino …..no hope of a casino.
You know Trump’s best buddy is Steve Wynn who has a casino cranking while Cedric doesn’t even talk about our pitiful attempt to get Asino in the southern part of the state. The Mass Gaming Commission loves Wynn touring his facility. Wonder why ? But worse than that. Trump does not hold Natives in very high esteem, we all know why.
Again, December 12 will tell all. Either the BIA and the Tribe appeal or not Probably not, here’s why… from two months ago.
Well, the federal judge did it. He said he would not reconsider his decision on our land in trust granted by the BIA. Why? Because he said we were not under federal jurisdiction per the INFAMOUS 2009 US SUPREME COURT decision. The BIA failed to make the case…and we said just that in the previous post. But Shovel Ready Ceddie’s flak did spin that tried to turn a failure into success.
You see, Cedric Cromwell has to keep getting paid…so does the do nothing Fryebal Council and the cadre of lawyers and consultants. They have a budget that will last them into the spring.
Is our tribal government as ridiculous as it seems? Sure it is. Let’s start with the biggest red flag in the world. When Bank of America waved goodbye in April and a few months later, when we were still without underwriting for the Asino, Cedric approached the small bank. 5th Third Bank for underwriting and what they did was say? ” Well let’s see how this goes for you guys.” Well, the little bank gave Genting $435m instead of Cedric.
Well Genting is less of a risk than we are with our pimped out ” near do well” phony Indian Chief, Shovel Ready Ceddie.
First of all Genting is limping if you go back and read our previous posts about how it’s gaming interest are failing compounded by the unraveling of our land in trust. 5th Third Bank ( we know, you never heard of them…another red flag) decided to bail out Genting”s casino slot dump in New York. Right.
Meanwhile the former head of the BIA, Kevin Washburn started spilling his guts about how they were pressured to approve the first compact and the land in trust.
We’ve been waiting for something good to happen but …it just doesn’t.