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Statement from Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians Regarding Misleading Press Release from Recently Suspended Tribal Members

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SOURCE Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians

CORNING, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The statement below is from Chairman Andy Freeman of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians:

Contrary to a misleading press release from the recently suspended members of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, there is no tribal dispute or risk of violence at the Rolling Hills Casino. As ordered in the recent letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the members of the tribe have resolved the dispute in accordance with the tribe's governing documents and processes.

On April 12, 2014 the four former members of the Tribal Council that are perpetuating the false statements of violence and casino closure, abandoned their positions on the Tribal Council pursuant to the tribe's laws, by leaving a General Council meeting prior to adjournment of the meeting.

On May 10, 2014, the General Council consisting of all eligible voting members of the tribe, affirmed that the Tribal Council consisted of Tribal Chairman Andrew Freeman; Tribal Vice Chairperson Latisha Miller;  Tribal Secretary Andrew Alejandre; Tribal Treasurer Ambrosia Rico; Tribal Member at Large Natasha Magana.

"Our May 10th General Council meeting was the largest in the tribe's history and 97% of the tribe supported the Tribal Council," said Chairman Andrew Freeman.  "There is no tribal dispute and the Rolling Hills Casino is fully operational despite a bogus press release issued on June 9th saying that it was 'shut down.It appears that the only individuals who think there is a dispute are the 10% who were suspended because they did not meet the criteria for tribal membership and allegedly embezzled millions from tribal accounts."

To view a copy of the Notice of Appeal of the Administrative Cease and Desist Order, contact:

Richard Verri, Esq.
(480) 241-6049

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