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.
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