US Justice Department moves forward on Mashpee 9 case

Cedric goes down, Genting walks, and we are devastated

The Department of Justice contacted Mashpee 9 attorney Jonathan Polloni Friday, February 22 to tell him the case was moving forward.  The Mashpee 9 essentially said that the 2009 election was fraudulent and they wanted the federal government to investigate it and to monitor the 2013 election because they feared the same fraud would occur again. Well clearly  DOJ nor the Department of Interior formally monitored the election. But Polloni wanted to send up a flare. It was a flare of Titanic proportions. Everything that was done, every nasty letter from Navajo Joe, every reasonable request denied, every election committee resignation  and illegal vote was forwarded to DC and Nashville.  Every reappointment of the sister-in-law as chair of the elections committee, every false and irresponsible move of the ballot box after the election….was sent to the authorities so no one could pretend they didn’t know what was going on. All evidence of a lot of shady stuff that no one could stop.

We won’t even get into the humiliation of Robbie Hendricks. The attempted cover up of the fiances has begun.  15 accounts.  Marge is the treasurer.  She made that clear. She also knows a forensic audit will reveal all misdeeds.

Here’s what relentless looks like. Genting and their man Cedric Cromwell continue to take advantage of a tribe that had no internal control of their out of  control government.   No land in trust, no legitimate tribal court with enforcement powers, just a panel of scared uniformed overpaid outsiders controlled by a bunch of lawyers that keep gouging the Greeters of the Pilgrims. This is what happens to tribes when the outsiders take over and are not accountable to the core members.

It’s not like DOJ is a big fan of Genting, the Tribes owners.  Genting is under investigation all over the US for corruption.  Cedric the Overseer, signs the contracts.  Harding was dipping in Housing and other federal appropriations made by the Council he sat on. You better believe the Feds have already drawn a bead on Harding and  want to know where the $47 million went. Well it went to a lot of overpaid lawyers.  It’s called over billing.  Richard Oakley said if he were elected chairman he would investigate and demand a refund of the millions in overcharges for blatantly bad legal work.  Cedric allowed it. He has no choice. Hundreds of thousands dollars in legal fees charged for wire transfers and for work on the USDA loan on the so called “government center.”  Totally unheard of.  But it’s a glaring abuse laid out for Federal investigators to see.

The Chinese gaming giant is famous for hiding behind vulnerable tribes and using them to gain  gambling footholds and big profits.  But Genting is not absorbing little tribes like it used to. That’s because of their horrible reputation. But they own the Mashpee thank you Cedric Cromwell and Mark Harding. Harding’s brought a lot of unwanted scrutiny with his consistent wrongdoing. He became a huge liability.

For those who say Harding’s defeat was ” proof that the election was fair ” don’t understand how entities like Genting work. They do whatever it takes, and believe me these guys are a cheap date.

The only people Genting cared about was Cedric and Marie Stone.  Stone was the red flag.  Even she didn’t believe she was re-elected, neither did anyone else.  Marie was reaching out desperately to everyone for help with her campaign and got a cold response.  Marie is very very smart….she is also very volatile and knows a lot of very damning information.  To push her off the reservation would be fatal.  When Marie began to worry about her poor record keeping of the minutes that lapsed for over 6 months at one point, Cedric told her ” Don’t worry about that.” Well she did and was looking like a pack mule bringing minutes in to be approved 10 weeks at a time.  It was crazy. And it made the other Council members very uncomfortable because it was impossible to do.    Genting couldn’t let Marie lose. She would go off to brood and eventually spill the chowder. You can believe the Feds will ask for all the minutes.  No audio taped minutes ? Not good.  No record of government action. Let the lawyers explain that.

Cedric the Overseer….well he’s their boy.  Anyone who really thought that they would be an acceptable replacement is dreaming or on hallucinogens.  Genting would do anything they needed to do to keep Cedric in place.  To hell with Aaron and Mark who is serious ” baggage”.

Now the the rest of the election debacle is unraveling ….lending more credence to our sad state of affairs.