CNIGA Extends Thanks and Congratulations to Tribal Gaming Commissions

Jun 01, 2007, 01:00 ET from California Nations Indian Gaming Association

    SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California
 Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) would like to extend our thanks
 and congratulations to the Morongo, Sycuan, Barona and Rumsey tribal gaming
 commissions for working with the federal government to investigate and
 uncover a specific criminal activity ring targeting tribal casinos.
     "The chain of events that led to the apprehension of these criminals
 demonstrate very clearly that the MICS (minimum internal control standards)
 that are currently in place at tribal casinos work and work well," said
 CNIGA Chairman Anthony Miranda.
     Additionally, the tribal regulators and the federal government shared
 evidence with other officials in the state of Washington who were able to
 uncover further crimes and apprehend those criminals.
     Crimes at tribal casinos are federal crimes and the perpetrators of
 these acts will be punished under the fullest extent of the federal law.
     About CNIGA
     Representing 66 federally recognized member tribes, CNIGA is the oldest
 and largest tribal organization in California. CNIGA is dedicated to
 protecting the sovereign right of Indian tribes to have gaming on their
 land. It acts as a planning and coordinating agency for legislative,
 policy, legal and communications efforts on behalf of its members and
 serves as an industry forum for information and resources.

SOURCE California Nations Indian Gaming Association