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Tunica Biloxi tribal chairman pleads guilty to illegally taking more than $83,000 from tribe

United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Chairman Joey Barbry pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally taking more than $83,000 from the tribe’s check cashing business. Barbry, 40, of Mansura, La., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to one count of theft from an Indian tribal organization.

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10/27/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe keeps tradition alive at basketry summit
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe was keeping tradition alive this weekend. The Language and Culture Revitalization Program held its annual Intertribal Basketry...

10/25/2018

article Tribe signs five year agreement with management company
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has announced that it has formalized an agreement with a subsidiary of Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE),...

10/14/2018

article Heart of Louisiana: Tunica Language
(Louisiana) -- It’s been more than a half century since anyone could speak the language of Louisiana’s Tunica-Biloxi tribe. But thanks to the notes and...

9/18/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana welcomes new linguist to Language and Culture Revitalization Program staff
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has announced Tyler Whitaker as the new linguist for the Tribe’s Language and Culture Revitalization Program (...

9/4/2018

article Paragon Casino Resort donates $50,000 to Avoyelles Parish School Board on behalf of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana
(Louisiana) -- On Tuesday, Paragon Casino Resort will present a donation of $50,000 to the Avoyelles Parish School Board, on behalf of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of...

9/3/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, Paragon Casino donate $150K to parish entities
(Louisiana) -- Three parishwide public entities have received a donation from the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe and its Paragon Casino Resort to aid in services to the...

8/27/2018

article Officials in Avoyelles push to update Courthouse, Tunica-Biloxi helps out
(Louisiana) -- The Avoyelles Parish Courthouse opened its doors in 1927. "It was built at that time to serve our community and meet the needs of Avoyelles Parish in...

8/24/2018

article Paragon donates $50,000 to Avoyelles Parish Justice Center
(Louisiana) -- On Monday, Aug. 27, Paragon Casino Resort will present a donation of $50,000 to the Avoyelles Parish Justice Center, on behalf of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe...

8/21/2018

press release Paragon Casino Resort makes $150,000 in donations to Avoyelles Parish Agencies
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Council recently announced that Paragon Casino Resort has funded requests from Avoyelles Parish public entities totaling $150,000...

8/20/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe receives grant to restore its language
(Louisiana) -- A three-year grant totaling $748,200 will help the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe’s efforts to restore its traditional language. The Administration for Native...

8/13/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana receives grant to assist with revitalization of Tunica language
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Council has announced that the Tribe has been awarded a $748,200 grant from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA). The...

8/1/2018

article Paragon employees' minimum wage raised 17 percent
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Council is raising its minimum wage for employees from $7.25 to $8.50, according to an announcement. The 17-percent raise takes...
article Tunica-Biloxi tribe raising minimum wage at Paragon Casino
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Council says it's raising the minimum wage at Paragon Casino and its other enterprises by 17 percent. The raise effects all non-tip...

7/23/2018

article Jody Madigan named as general manager of Paragon Casino
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has announced the appointment of Jody Madigan as General Manager of Paragon Casino Resort. Madigan comes to Paragon...

5/19/2018

article Pow Wow weekend in Marksville teaches old Native American traditions
(Louisiana) -- Culture and fellowship brought Native Americans from across the country together this weekend at the Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow. The gathering is held annually...

5/1/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Pow Wow set in Marksville
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana will host its 23rd annual Pow Wow on May 19 and 20 at the Chief Joseph Alcide Pierite Pow Wow Grounds on the Tunica-...

4/15/2018

article Paragon Casino employees not liable for actions of intoxicated driver
(Louisiana) -- Three casino employees cannot be sued for allegedly allowing an intoxicated customer to leave the premises in his car, only to later crash and cause the...

4/14/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe’s third movie set for summer release
(Hollywood) -- Acacia Filmed Entertainment’s third movie, "Shock and Awe," is expected to hit the theaters in July. The company, owned jointly by the...

4/5/2018

article 3rd Circuit removes casino employees from lawsuit
(Louisiana) -- Under Louisiana law, three Paragon Casino employees cannot be sued for allegedly over-serving a customer and allowing him to leave the premises in an...

4/3/2018

article Marshall Pierite elected Tunica-Biloxi chairman
(Louisiana) -- Tunica-Biloxi Tribe members have elected Marshall Pierite as Tribal Council chairman -- the modern equivalent of the traditional position of chief....

3/28/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe casino workers prevail in wrongful death case
(Louisiana) -- Three employees of the casino owned by the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe have prevailed in a long-running wrongful death case that was impacted by a landmark U.S....
article Tribal Law Scholars Urge Justices To Preserve Tort Immunity [sub req]
(Alabama) -- Indian legal experts and a coalition of tribes have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by Alabama's top court to allow a drunk driving-...

2/24/2018

article "The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe: Its Culture and People" by John D. Barbry, Donna M. Pierite and Elisabeth Pierite-Mora
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi of Louisiana, along with its Language and Culture Revitalization Program, has released a second edition of their book, “The Tunica...

2/2/2018

article Tunica-Biloxi tribe to host 3rd annual Stickball Clinic and Exhibition
(Louisiana) -- The Tunica-Biloxi Language & Culture Revitalization Program (LCRP) will host its 3rd Annual Stickball Clinic & Exhibition for boys and girls ages...

1/18/2018

article Tunica Biloxi tribal chairman pleads guilty to illegally taking more than $83,000 from tribe
(Louisiana) -- United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Chairman Joey Barbry pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally taking more...
article Tunica-Biloxi chairman pleads guilty to theft charge
(Louisiana) -- The chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing more than $83,000 from it. A release from U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van...

1/12/2018

article Paragon Casino to host local authors' book signing event Saturday
(Louisiana) -- Paragon Casino Resort is hosting a book-signing event from 3-6 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 13) featuring local authors. Event guests can work toward reaching...

12/2/2017

article Tunica-Biloxis dump Weinstein in Wind River Oscar campaign
(Hollywood) -- It’s first movie, Wind River, is a serious Oscar contender, but has become tarnished by a Hollywood sex scandal. The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe’s...
article Elizabeth Olsen On A 'Wind River' Oscar Campaign Without Weinstein
(Hollywood) -- The campaign season has begun for Hollywood awards. Wind River is a widely-praised film that hinges on a murder mystery, but it's also a pointed and...

11/29/2017

article Event promoters claim tribal police chief demanded money to keep event open
(Louisiana) -- Step-N-Strut Trail Ride promoters claim Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Police Chief Harold Pierite Sr. and others demanded payoffs to ensure the three-day trail...

10/25/2017

article Weinstein Name Stripped From ‘Wind River’; Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Financiers To Pay For Oscar Campaign
(Hollywood) -- The Taylor Sheridan-directed Wind River has severed the connection between the film and the scandal-scarred Harvey Weinstein and his former The Weinstein...

10/13/2017

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe observes 36th anniversary of federal recognition
(Mississippi) -- It was 36 years ago when a people, whose ancestors greeted Europeans to this area, served as allies in their wars and lived side-by-side with French,...

9/29/2017

article Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana Commemorates 36th anniversary of Federal Acknowledgement
(Louisiana) -- Leaders and citizens of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana gathered to hold a flag raising ceremony for the commemoration of the tribe’s 36th...

6/2/2017

article Tunica casinos seek aspiring dealers at career fair
(Tennessee) -- A couple Tunica casinos seek both aspiring and veteran table game dealers at an upcoming career fair. Caesars Entertainment will host the career fair...

5/27/2017

article Barbry pleads not guilty to federal embezzlement charge
(Louisiana) -- Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Chairman Joey Barbry pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he embezzled more than $1,000 from a tribe-owned organization. His...

5/23/2017

article Joey Barbry pleads not guilty to theft charges of over $1000 from tribal organization
(Louisiana) -- Joey Barbry has pleaded not guilty in federal court to the charge of theft of more than $1,000 from a tribal organization. Barbry is accused of stealing...

5/17/2017

article Joey Barbry indicted for embezzlement; to appear in federal court May 23
(Louisiana) -- Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Chairman Joey Barbry was indicted by a federal grand jury in Alexandria on May 11 on charges of embezzlement from a tribal...

5/15/2017

article May 23 appearance set for indicted former Tunica chairman
(Louisiana) -- Former Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Chairman Joey P. Barbry will make his initial appearance in federal court on May 23 after being indicted last week on a theft...
article Tunica-Biloxi chairman indicted by federal grand jury on embezzlement charges
(Louisiana) -- Avoyelles Today reports that Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Chairman Joey Barbry was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 11 on charges of embezzlement from a...

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