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Atlantic City Gaming

article Scarfo left mark on Atlantic City casino foundations (1/15/2017)
(Atlantic City) -- Philadelphia and Atlantic City Mafia boss Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo was able to insert himself into the building of the resort's...
1 Article on this Issue

Dakota Access Pipeline

article Bill Would Make It Legal to Run Over Protesters ‘Unintentionally’ (1/15/2017)
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota lawmakers recently introduced a bill that’d legalize running over protesters, as long as it’s an accident. Safe to say, it won...
article A Murky Legal Mess at Standing Rock (1/14/2017)
(North Dakota) -- In early September, Allisha LaBarge, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, travelled from Hibbing, Minnesota, to the Standing Rock Sioux...
article Woman accused of abusing her elderly mother at protest camp (1/5/2017)
(North Dakota) -- A 58-year-old woman is accused of abusing her elderly mother while the two resided at the Oceti Sakowin camp last fall. Kathleen Bennett, of Las Vegas...
3 Total Articles on this Issue

Leonard Peltier

article OP/ED: Tell Obama: He has to free Leonard Peltier (1/15/2017)
(North Dakota) -- Situated among the hundreds of flags of various Indigenous nations waving at the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock are those bearing Leonard Peltier'...
article Exclusive Interview With Leonard Peltier: ‘I’d Be There For My People Again’ (1/13/2017)
(USA) -- Nine days remain in American Indian Movement (AIM) activist Leonard Peltier and his bid for a presidential commutation of his life sentence. Peltier was...
article With Only Days Left in Office, Will Obama Release Leonard Peltier? (1/12/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- A former United States attorney who served as the top prosecutor in the conviction of political prisoner Leonard Peltier is encouraging President...
article OP/ED: President Obama’s Unfinished Business in Indian Country—Free Leonard Peltier (1/8/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- History will record President Barack Obama has been one of the friendliest United States presidents to Indian Country. Even as a candidate before he...
article Prominent prisoners’ backers pin pardon hopes on Obama (1/7/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Leonard Peltier, an American Indian activist, was convicted of the 1975 murders of two FBI agents on a reservation in South Dakota on hotly disputed...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

Pechanga Casino

article Serial Robber Nabbed at Temecula Casino After 10th Heist: Deputies (1/15/2017)
(California) -- A month-long string of armed robberies in and around Murrieta and Temecula has ended with the arrest of a 35-year-old suspect at a casino, sheriffs...
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Residential Schools

article The complicated cost of apologizing for residential schools (1/15/2017)
(Manitoba) -- In 2007, the Canadian federal government earmarked billions of dollars to compensate former students of Indian residential schools. Putting a price on...
1 Article on this Issue

Miccosukee Tribe

article Murder case at Miccosukee casino a test for tribal police, state prosecutors (1/14/2017)
(Florida) -- From suicides to overdoses to accidental drownings, the Miccosukee Police Department has investigated more than two dozen deaths over the decades. But the...
article Murder case at Miccosukee casino a test for tribal police, state prosecutors (1/13/2017)
(Florida) -- From suicides to overdoses to accidental drownings, the Miccosukee Police Department has investigated more than two dozen deaths over the decades.
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Paskenta Tribe

article Tribe Says Leaders' Indictment Boosts Suit Against Bank (1/14/2017)
(California) -- The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians told a California federal judge Thursday that the recent indictment of three former tribal officials on embezzlement...
article Former members of California tribe indicted by federal authorities (1/12/2017)
(California) -- In northern California, a federal grand jury has reportedly indicted three former members of the Paskenta Band Of Nomlaki Indians on charges that they...
article On the tribe’s dime / Members of local Native American tribe charged with embezzling millions (1/12/2017)
(California) -- Three members of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, which operates Rolling Hills Casino in Corning, were recently charged with embezzling an estimated...
article As an Indian tribe fought over casino money, leaders bled its bank accounts, feds say (1/11/2017)
(California) -- For 15 years, the Rolling Hills casino has been a money faucet for the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians. In 2002, after the federal government restored...
article Paskenta Band seeks to freeze assets in connection with $6M theft (1/10/2017)
(California) -- The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians is getting another shot at freezing the assets of a former official and two former employees who have been accused...
article Feds Accuse Tribal Casino Execs of Stealing Millions (1/9/2017)
(California) -- With an iron grip on a bustling tribal casino’s vault, a trio of Northern California casino officials spent millions of dollars on lavish shopping...
article Federal Jury Indicts Two Former Paskenta Tribe Employees on Embezzlement Charges (1/6/2017)
(California) -- A federal grand jury has criminally charged John Crosby, his mother Ines Crosby, and her sister Leslie Lohse on 69 federal felony counts arising out of...
article Ex-Nomlaki tribal officials indicted on federal charges (1/5/2017)
(California) -- A federal grand jury returned a 69-count indictment Thursday against three former officials of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, charging them with...
article Former tribal leaders indicted on charges they looted $6 million from Corning’s Rolling Hills Casino (1/5/2017)
(California) -- Three former officials of the tribe that owns the Rolling Hills Casino in Corning were indicted Thursday on charges they embezzled at least $6 million...
article Former tribal officials charged with embezzlement (1/5/2017)
(California) -- A federal grand jury indicted former tribal official John Crosby, 53, of Redding and two others on charges of conspiracy to embezzle an estimated $6...
10 Total Articles on this Issue

Philippines Gaming

article DOJ to lead task force vs illegal online gaming, STL anomalies (1/14/2017)
(Philippines) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Sunday said it will lead the task force that would crack down on illegal online gaming casinos and will also go after...
article Probe Jack Lam’s tax liabilities, BIR urged (1/12/2017)
(Philippines) -- The Department of Justice (DOJ) has called on the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to conduct a probe of tax liabilities of Chinese gambling magnate...
article OP/ED | Allan: The city officials that support gambling (1/8/2017)
(Philippines) -- IN 2009, the city council passed resolution number 121 enjoining the Honorable Mayor Reinaldo A. Bautista Jr to consider denying business permit...
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Oklahoma Gaming

article Men in Oklahoma casino shooting were security guards (1/13/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Investigators say two people involved in a shooting at an Oklahoma casino that left one of them dead and the other injured were security guards at the...
article Man and woman arrested at casino for stealing car (1/8/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Lighthorse police say a man and woman were arrested at a casino for stealing a car. Officers say Matthew Horn and Lacie Liebhaber stole the car from a pawn...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Citizen Potawatomi

article Attempted Murder-Suicide in Oklahoma Casino Leaves One Dead, One Injured (1/11/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Two employees were shot -- one fatally -- at a casino Tuesday morning in Shawnee, Oklahoma, in what authorities were calling an attempted murder-suicide....
article Authorities identify two employees shot at Grand Casino in Shawnee (1/11/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Authorities have released the names of two people shot Tuesday morning at the Grand Casino in Shawnee.
article Victim and shooter were security officers at Shawnee casino (1/11/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Gamblers played cards and poked at touch-screen games of chance Wednesday at the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort as an investigation continued into why a...
article 1 dead in double shooting at Grand Casino (1/10/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Citizen Potawatomi Nation Police Chief James Collard has confirmed one person is dead in a double shooting this morning at the FireLake Grand Casino. The...
article One man dead, another hurt in Shawnee casino shooting (1/10/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- One man died and another man was wounded in a shooting Tuesday involving two employees at a Shawnee casino, authorities said.
article One person shot and killed at the Grand Casino in Shawnee (1/10/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Authorities say one person is dead and another is injured after a shooting involving two employees at an Oklahoma casino. The shooting happened Tuesday...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

article Donald Trump's Justice choice leaves door open to fight tribal jurisdiction (1/11/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) is refusing to repudiate his opposition to tribal jurisdiction despite acknowledging that non-Indians contribute to...
article Patrick Leahy ruthlessly dogs Jeff Sessions over his opposition to the Violence Against Women Act (1/10/2017)
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) relentlessly pressed Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) about the decision to vote against the Violence Against Women Act during...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Wynn Resorts

article In fight between casino moguls, a spotlight on the FBI (1/11/2017)
(Nevada) -- In April 2015, a sworn statement submitted in a Nevada lawsuit between rival casino moguls Steve Wynn and Japan's Kazuo Okada contained an unusual...
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LGBT News

article Homicide victim looked forward to starting new life, 'becoming her' (1/10/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Jamie Wounded Arrow was on the cusp of a better life. Though she faced addiction battles and run-ins with the court system, Wounded Arrow got out of a...
article Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow just became the second trans person reported murdered in 2017 (1/10/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow, 28, was found dead in her Sioux Falls, S.D., apartment last Friday night by police, local station KSFY reported. Wounded Arrow...
article Charges filed against man in death of Sioux Falls woman (1/9/2017)
(South Dakota) -- Charges have been filed against a Sioux Falls man in connection to the death of a woman in her apartment Jan. 1. Joshua Rayvan LeClaire was charged...
article Two-Spirit Woman Jamie Lee Wounded Arrow Is The Second Trans Murder Of 2017 (1/9/2017)
(South Dakota) -- A transgender woman from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is the second transgender murder of 2017 from an apparent homicide.
4 Total Articles on this Issue

Hacked & Cyber-Attack

article 1.5M accounts exposed after eSports org balks at hacker's ransom demand (1/9/2017)
(The Internet) -- The eSports Entertainment Association (ESEA) confirmed today that an unidentified malefactor breached ESEA servers last year, then published a trove of...
article ESEA user data released after $100,000 ransom refusal (1/9/2017)
(The Internet) -- The E-Sports Entertainment Association said in a statement on Monday that after it refused to pay a $100,000 ransom, hackers released the data of many...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

Payday Loans

article Fake Payday Loan Scams Continue to Surround the Modoc Tribe’s 500FastCash (1/9/2017)
(California) -- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged a Kansas man and his companies with selling portfolios of fake payday loan debts that debt collectors used...
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Wilton Rancheria

article Former tribal chair sentenced to death for slaughtering family members during hearing to evict her (1/7/2017)
(California) -- A Placer County jury has decided that Cherie Louise Rhoades should be sentenced to death for the 2014 murder of four people, three of them her relatives...
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RAWA

article Unsurprisingly, Terrorists Aren’t Using Online Gambling Sites To Launder Money And Fund Plots (1/6/2017)
(USA) -- The Coalition to Stop Internet Gambling launched its campaign soon after Sheldon Adelson pledged to “spend whatever it takes” to stop online...
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Sports Betting

article Phil Mickelson Acquaintance Billy Walters to Seek Dismissal of Insider Trading Charges (1/6/2017)
(USA) -- Pro golfer Phil Mickelson is beloved on the PGA Tour, but when the superstar steps outside the ropes, he sometimes doesn’t run with the noblest crowd.
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Cedarville Rancheria

article Jury approves death penalty for convicted Alturas mass shooter Cherie Lash-Rhoades (1/5/2017)
(California) -- The woman convicted in a 2014 mass shooting in Alturas will be sentenced to death, a jury decided Thursday. A Placer County judge will go forward with...
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Pine Ridge

article FBI investigating shooting of man by officer on SD reservation (1/4/2017)
(South Dakota) -- An FBI investigation is continuing this week into a shooting last week by a tribal officer who shot and killed another man during a confrontation on...
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Tulalip Tribe

article Tribes, feds team up smartly on crime data (1/4/2017)
(Washington) -- In a move that could save lives, the U.S. Department of Justice and FBI plan to share information from national criminal databases with more tribes than...
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Other News

article Alexander First Nation band members sue leaders for alleged 'illegal' payments (1/15/2017)
(Alberta) -- Three band members of the Alexander First Nation northwest of Edmonton are suing their former chief, a current councillor and a band employee for alleged...
article Hardcore cyber gambling operator raided a fifth time (1/15/2017)
(Borneo) -- A stubborn cyber gambling operator was raided again yesterday, despite being raided four times last year, in a 1.15am operation on the outlet at a commercial...
article Former UTEP student sentenced to 3 years probation for role in gambling operation (1/15/2017)
(Texas) -- A former University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) student has been sentenced to three years of probation for his role in a gambling operation at the school....
article Gambler with tales of Sin City excess denies money laundering plan at Sydney's Star casino (1/14/2017)
(Australia) -- It was the big question high rolling gambler Robert J. Cipriani needed to explain to FBI agents investigating a US cocaine kingpin who had trafficked a...
article Gambling habit lands passbook thief in police net (1/14/2017)
(India) -- A passion for gambling turned a 62-year-old man into an alleged criminal, as he allegedly started stealing passbooks of account holders from banks and later...
article State agents take down Tampa illegal gambling operation (1/14/2017)
(Florida) -- Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested four people Friday night in connection with a gambling operation. Agents say two...
article Illegal gambling takes over Pretoria streets (1/13/2017)
(South Africa) -- Pretoria central police station spokesperson, Captain Augustine Selepe said crime in the streets of Pretoria was being dealt with holistically.
article County can’t afford to prosecute reservation felonies (1/13/2017)
(Montana) -- Lake County commissioners say the county can no longer afford to investigate and prosecute felony crimes on the Flathead Indian Reservation.
article Editorial: Jail contracts with Nisqually tribe need closer look (1/13/2017)
(Washington) -- South Sound police agencies ought to review their legal contracts with the Nisqually Indian Tribe for housing inmates at the tribal jail near Yelm. Local...
article Tribes release name of Fort Hall homicide victim (1/13/2017)
(Idaho) -- Officials with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes released the name of a homicide victim Thursday, two days after the woman was killed at an address on Wardance...
article Repeat Drug Offender Arrested in Casino Parking Lot (1/13/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- A repeat drug offender, who served three concurrent prison terms for methamphetamine possession, was arraigned Wednesday from the Payne County Jail on a...
article Casino winnings stolen; 1 arrested (1/13/2017)
(Arkansas) -- A man accused of following a 71-year-old from a casino and robbing him of his winnings at gunpoint was arrested Wednesday by Fort Smith police officers.
article Police: Arkansas man, 71, robbed of casino winnings after being followed to restaurant (1/13/2017)
(Arkansas) -- A 71-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint of cash winnings by someone who had followed him from an Oklahoma casino to a Fort Smith restaurant, police say.
article Man arrested after alleged robbery at casino Wednesday (1/13/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- Catoosa police responded after a man allegedly stole a purse and bolted from the Hard Rock Casino on Wednesday evening.
article Victim's father talks about casino shooting (1/12/2017)
(Oklahoma) -- The father of the security guard who was shot and killed by a co-worker Tuesday at the Grand Casino said his son aspired to one day become a law...
article Longest Walk 5 – 2 will Begin in San Francisco on February 12 (1/12/2017)
(California) -- The Longest Walk 5 – 2 to begin from San Francisco on February 12, 2017. This year’s Longest Walk is part two of a three-part walk across...
article East Delhi online casino busted: No children came to the ‘gaming zone’, say shopkeepers (1/12/2017)
(India) -- Located on the second floor of a shopping complex in east Delhi’s Krishna Nagar, the online casino that was being run in the garb of a video game...
article Angry gambler KNOCKS OUT bouncer in vicious casino fight (1/12/2017)
(UK) -- One man smashed his TV when his American Football team lost a championship. And a furious woman fought her boyfriend after he cut off some of her hair.
article Second violent death of new year reported on Fort Hall reservation (1/12/2017)
(Idaho) -- An individual is in custody in connection to the death of a woman on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation late Tuesday night. Both the FBI and Fort Hall Police...
article Surveillance video appears to show cabbie throwing woman from car (1/12/2017)
(Manitoba) -- Surveillance video from a Winnipeg hotel appears to confirm a woman’s account of being thrown from a taxi in mid December. Skye Penner-Bear told APTN that...

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