Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Agua Caliente Tribe of Cupeno v. Michael Black (BIA)

79 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know why for the election results announcement Robert stated Pala had 900 members and for the Pharma lawsuits and during the mews interview for the Pharma lawsuit Robert said both times Pala had around 1300 members?? Is this because he is paying out that many percap checks since his supporters get 2 percap checks that’s why they support someone who is powering percap because it doesn’t effect them. We had 700 adults and around 200 minors so around 900 members when the disenrolled 264 members in 2012 so that leaves 636 members. So Robert has enrolled either another 264 or over 500 members since 2012? What is the truth?? If we have almost 1300 members like he states then about 1,000 adults so the drop in percap saves the tribe $2 million a month?? Is this how bad off we are that they need to save another $2 million a month. Where is that savings going ?? We need to know how many members our tribe has and how many Robert supporters he has enrolled of their kids and grandkids to keep them on his side. That’s why our percap is going down because he has enrolled so many more supporters to get the votes that he has to cut the rest of us true members to pay for his supporters!!! We need answers!!

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you it seems kind of fishy that when he needs more members to serve his agenda the number of Tribal members seems to always change.
I have an appointment with the Riverside office after the Holidays and i will see what they say about how many
adult members are enrolled and how many children/minors
there are are on the Pala Roles.
We will see how many names don't belong on the Tribes Roles if they let me have a copy then we can post it here for everyone to see.

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

So you have to go to BIA So-Cal Agency to find out how many PBMI members there are? Don't just ask them. File a complaint with Superintendent saying that the PBMI won't verify equitable distribution of revenue and conceal dollar amounts and number of members from the General Council. The allocation plan is approved by the BIA and all details should be made.available to members on request. See if the BIA tries to hide the details too. If they do there is evidence of conspiracy to commit fraud. You can also submit a FOIA request for the federal roll of the PBMI and any financial statement that proves the PBMI is in compliance with the revenue allocation plan.

Anonymous said...

When the judges asked if there would be turmoil, what? There is already turmoil, this might cause a little more, but that would be on Robert and the EC's part and they are the ones causing it now, so once they are out, the tribe can try to heal from the horrendous damage that Robert, Teresa, The BIA and Howard Dickstein have caused.

Anonymous said...

Once they are out???. You all just voted them back in hahaha. Think about it, p.b.m.i. voted themselves a nice big per-capita cut, you all knew they were gonna do it but voted them back in anyway, what's wrong with you people, oh, by they way, there's plenty of money to take on a multi billion dollar pharmaceutical giant though, hahaha

Anonymous said...

THINK ABOUT IT: why would people that know the incumbent EC spent all the tribes money is not giving them a Christmas bonus and is lowering percap vote them back into office? The only reasons I can think of are:
1) Those members are getting something the rest of us are not like a second check.
2) Those members and some of their family are only enrolled because of Robert and their support of him so they will vote to keep him in power because any percap is better than none. Which they should have NoNe!
3) Elections are fake and they didn’t really win they swapped the mail in ballots to show they won.
4) Those members gets perks like running a certain department for Pala and collecting an easy paycheck and perks as long as the current EC is in power so they will always vote for them.
The way the incumbents have run the tribe and especially what has happened over the past few years for any logical person would not get them the majority of the votes. They announce they spent all the tribes money and have to lower our income and then 2 months later they are voted back into office?? How does this make senator anyone??

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

Change in person capita requires a change in the Revenue Allocation Plan. This must be approved by a majority vote at a GC meeting. Then a resolution must be submitted to the BIA showing that there was vote to revise TRAP.

If it isn't voted on at a meeting and a Resolution is submitted it is fraud. If it is not presented as a revision to TRAP then it is fraud. If the EC reduces per capita without BIA and NIGC approval it is an IGRA violation.

Make sure it is done in compliance with the law. If it isn't then file a complaint with the BIA. The more people that complain the better. Amy Dutschke will not act on complaints against Smith. Send those certified mail and keep a copy. If there is no response after 30 days file an appeal with IBIA for inaction of a BIA official.

Now I know so many complaints are going to filed that Amy Dutschke will be confused about what to do. Haha. No one from PBMI ever does anything about anything. Gotta focus on opioid use, right?

Anonymous said...

Members just received a notice that the per capita is being cut by $2,025.00 starting in January 2019.
Also states that Tribal departments will decreasing expenses by 25%.
How are we supposed to know how much 25 % of their expenses are because they play with the numbers to much
at their budget meetings.
I don't see any decrease in pay for the EC, which are way over paid for the work that do.
Robert Smith pays himself #200,000.00 per year for being the chairman and Nieto pays herself over $150,000.00
per year for her being the treasurer.
Where are their cuts on this notice that we received in the mail.
The spending habits of the EC will not decrease in the
coming year, if any thing they will increase by 25%
the amount that the members pay was cut.
But who the cares right, that's why you voted them back in.
You people that voted for them have made the biggest mistake in your life by doing so.
You can blame no one but your self for this cut.

Anonymous said...

We the people never get to see the yearly expenses that should equal the budget requested for each department.
How much was spent of the approved budget amount, was it
more or was it less than approved budget.
If it was more why, if it was less then where is the remaining money.
Show us where the money went, show us where the 25% cut of the Tribal members pay will be spent.
Show us why all the other departments including the
Casino were not cut first before the members were.
Show us how much the income was from the groves that we own here and in Pauma Valley.
Show us a list with detailed income for all the Tribal
investments that we are supposed to have.
This is all a big smoke signal by the EC to blind the members of the truth and cover ups for their corruption.

Anonymous said...

Well you can’t vote for someone else if no one runs against him

Anonymous said...

162 members received notice their per capita was being cut 100% and I don't recall anyone crying or sniveling around about it. To the contrary p.b.m.i. members could be seen driving around new cars with big $$ signs in their eyes in anticipation of a big per cap raise at the expense of their fellow tribal brothers and sisters. Right is right and wrong is wrong, and when you sit back and allow a wrong like the wrong done to the Britten descendents be alright you should of known it would come back and bite you. It was all right when it wasn't your income being fucked with right? Now it is, and I personally don't want to read any posts on here of people bitching and moaning about the cuts, take your medicine like adults, and not like the crying little babies Robert treats you like, there's no sympathy for you just like there was none for the Brittens. You need to offer a prayer of thanks to the creator that Robert didn't take all of it, because he has and maybe still might hahahaha. I'm sorry, but what's happening in pala is hilarious.

Anonymous said...

I don’t know why the general council doesn’t impeach Robert and Theresa. You guys are dumb for letting them do this to you. You all just sit back and let them do whatever they want.

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

Changes to the revenue allocation plan must be approved by the GC, and a Resolution submitted to the BIA stating the date the changes a record of the vote. If there is no resolution then the change can't be made legally. If they submit a resolution without a vote then it is an IGRA violation.

Is the GC going to sit back and let it happen again? Probably.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but you are wrong r&r. Since the EC is lowering the revenue equally across the board then they do not have to go back to the NIGC. The percentages remain the same so there is no change in the TRAP. I know of only one tribe that follows their TRAP to the letter. Every month their per cap is different because they monthly revenues are different. Most tribes average and most use a low figure then the balance is paid as a bonus at the end of the year if their is residual funds.

The way to affect the EC is lower the percentage on Economic Development and put that percentage in to per cap. The EC has not been successful with developing any extra revenues for the tribe through their blunders of various investments for the tribe. Everyone should demand that any revenues not associated with the casino be distributed annually as per cap to the membership. The Constitution authorizes the BIA to conduct audits to make sure the properties and rights of the tribal members are being protected and administered equally. The GC can do this and override the EC and the report should be made available to the GC. If the BIA denies to do and audit then the BIA can be sued. A court audit would be nice because it would uncover all of the collusion and RICO violations. Sorry if this message is a bit over most peoples heads but if you use more than 3 words in a sentence most people at Pala don't understand it. Time for them to step up. Tired of having to step down for the Robert followers.

Anonymous said...

So what's going on?

Anonymous said...

The allocation plan does not change and the percentage’s stay the same the difference is the amount Robert says the casino is bringing in which lowers everything. People need to ask what results the millions a year for the economic development fund has produced and to see if they need that much money and if it’s worth it. If not than lower the economic development fund percentage and move it over to percap. Of course smith and nieto will not allow this but it’s a thought. Then again we are asking the same people who voted in the very same people who told them we are taking away your money to have a thought so let’s see how far that goes. Hahaha what a joke you all are and the other tribes see it.

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

So the EC has submitted an audited financial report to the NIGC that shows 25% lower revenue than last year? And there is a new financial report for the GC that shows reductions across the board?

I guess it doesn't matter anyway. The reports are always phoney. No one verifies the report, audits the income and expenses, and makes sure the EC is acting legally.

A 25% reduction should be visible though. Fewer employees, vehicles, trips on the jets and such. My guess is Smith will say there have been cuts, but the only thing cut will be per capita, and the BIA will turn their eyes the other way.

Anonymous said...

The Pala EC hasn't legally in over 20 plus years.
If it were possible for them to act and do things
according to the Customs and Traditions of the Tribe
they would be so confused they would have to seek medical
treatment and mental treatment.
In other words they wouldn't know what to do.
They have no clue what Customs and Traditions are.

Anonymous said...

Why did the Pala gaming get a Christmas bonus when no other employees did?

Anonymous said...

Because they did a great job hiding the money off of the top that the EC took and their bonus was a percentage
of that but the EC called it a Christmas Bonus.

Anonymous said...

I would like to give the leaders a Christmas bonus right between the eyes.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget, the per capita is based on ALL the Tribe's businesses, not just the casino. Vote no on the per capita cuts, impeach the suckers.

Peter Trujillo Sr. said...

I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Even with all the negative posting i am sure that everyone will survive and make 2019 the year that we all come together as one and make our Tribe a happy one.
God bless everyone and have a great holiday.

Sincerely
Peter Trujillo Sr.



Reinstatement_Restitution said...

Sorry Pete, but by now we should all know that PBMI is an association and not a tribe. Didn't you watch the video? Merry Christmas and God bless you cuz!

Anonymous said...

@ R&R
Give the guy a break he is just trying to wish everyone a
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Be a Tribe, a Band or an Association.
Wait until the Panel makes its decision then get you can correct others if you think it needs to be done.

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

We really don't need the court to tell us who we are, but I share the sentiment and hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.

Anonymous said...

Gear up guys, this coming meeting is going to be a dozy. REMEMBER our per capita isn't supposed to be based on casino earnings, it's supposed to include any and all earnings from the avocados, racetrack, rv,any and all other "business " ran by the Tribe. No raises for the council, casino "higher ups", administrators, nothing. The council needs to show and prove THEY are making the effort to save money. NO MORE PERKS FOR THEM!

Anonymous said...

That's right people make them sell off some of the assets
like the 14 security vehicles that they bought and sit at
the security office.
No more land purchases that includes kickbacks to Smith
with the Tribes money.
No more heavy equipment bought that just sits and hardly
ever used.
And if you really want to piss them no more donations to
anyone without the consent of the General membership.
Take away their Casino comps which is way to high.
And for sure cut their salaries they are way over paid
to just sit there and lie to the Member about our
financial status.
No more jet use by anyone except for Tribal business.
No more vehicle purchases unless approved by the members
including leases.
That's the Custom and Tradition of the Band.

Anonymous said...

Sorry i forgot no more Lawsuits without the consent of
the members of the Band.
And also at the meeting make sure the Casino report is in black and white and not just lies by Smith and Nieto.
The Casino management is not very happy being accused by the EC for the rumors spreading around about mismanaging
the money because it suddenly becomes short after it is turned over to the Tribe by the Casino.

Anonymous said...

I was siting at the bar tonight at the Casino and heard
that the CEO/ General Manager Bill B. is no longer the GM at the Casino he was let go for unknown reasons.
Maybe know the EC won't cut the per capita.
Or maybe Robert Smith will make Jimbo Goodpasture the new GM at the Casino or Eric Garcia/Ortega.

Anonymous said...

Robert has already demonstrated that he can cut administration funds by 25%. So let him do that and save per capita. What about tribal taxes that are collected from the store and other places. Are the business on Mexipino corner collecting taxes for the tribe? Remember that we fully fund all of the tribal projects every year so that means the avocado project is earning 100% every year because the expenses are being covered by casino moneys. Same with the store and the other businesses of the tribe. Every year they are funded 100% of their operational costs from casino moneys so where do the 100% of profits go? Any guesses? Definitely not per capita. Take away the economic development fund since no project has benefitted the tribe. Per cap should be going up not down. Vote down the EC and up per cap. This can be done at the meeting. Robert cant restrict what motions are made if they are relevant to the agenda item. Of course his trick is not to put it on the agenda. He will probably put it in the chair report and just tell everyone to fuck off while he laughs and cant wait for the meeting to be over so he and his treasury bitch can go do themselves in the back room. Yes it is that bad and yes you have let it happen. Not for long though. This nightmare in pala is coming to an end for sure in 2019. It will be one of the more significant years in Pala since the removal in 1903. It will be happening.

Anonymous said...

What is sad is they continually divert the blame to the casino management so everyone forgets the real reason why the people are upset. My thinking is the casino manager was let go because of Robert's $100,000 Christmas bonus. That manager wasn't at fault, Robert was. Enough with this bullcrap, get rid of all the people involved.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the fired manager should be interviewed by the
IRS and the FBI ASAP while everything is still fresh in his memory about how the group of wild pigs that is run by the leader of the pack, Mr.Oink Smith Chairman and
his pig butt inspector Theresa Nieto.
My understanding is Bill B. does have some important
evidence that can bring down Smith, Nieto and a few more
selected people that used their power of being on the EC to take advantage of the Casino and the mismanagement of
of the money in question.
DON'T BE AFRAID TO SPEAK UP BILL B AND BRING THIS SHIT TO AN END AND SAVE OUR TRIBE AND IT'S MEMBERS FROM
THE EVIL DOERS THAT ARE STEALING FROM THE PEOPLE THAT
THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO PROTECT.
MAKE THEM PAY FOR WHAT THEY ACCUSED YOU OF DOING AND EXPOSE THE TRUTH BEFORE THEY HAVE THE CHANCE TO TURN IT AROUND AND PUT ALL THE BLAME DIRECTLY ON "YOU".
SHOW THE ENTIRE GAMING INDUSTRY THAT YOU ARE A REAL MAN AND NOT A CORRUPT ONE.

Anonymous said...

By doing what Robert Smith did concerning the #100,000
dollar check could be considered a felony if the people would push it legally.
That is fraud against an Indian Tribe and is punishable
through the Federal Court system according to Federal
Crimes website.
It has happened before in other Tribes in Indian Country
and the person and persons involved were sent to Federal Prison for the same type of fraud.
However the PBMI must make the complaint and i truly doubt that anyone will.
They will probably just say that it is just another fraud in the daily life of Robert Smith.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if anyone is going to ask robber about the $100,000 in question? I can't go to the meeting because I'm too young, but it scares me knowing this idiot may be still on office when I'm older.

Anonymous said...

Start the New Year off with a real "BANG", right between the eyes of Robert Smith and Theresa Nieto.
Now that's what i would call a prosperous New Year.

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

What proof is there that admin expenditures will be reduced by 25%? Can you trust any information coming from Nieto? It will probably be just like the economic development fund where Smith and Nieto say that the fund was invested and lost. No one really knows if the money was invested, what the investment was, what the performance or return on investment was projected to be, or where the money actually went.

Since everything they say is a lie the claim reduced budget or expenditures is meaningless. All the members will be able to verify is that per capita is lowered because they will get smaller checks.

Same with casino performance. No one knows how much the casino makes, or what happens to the money once Smith and Nieto get their hands on it. The EC doctors the reports that are sent to the NIGC too. They deduct loans and obligations which reduces revenue. Those loan numbers are easily inflated and thenot lower revenue reported. It is a scheme to increase the skim, and reduce the amount that is supposed to be shared with the members.

Anonymous said...

The above post by R&R is why the EC will never agree to an Audit.

Anonymous said...

You stupid uneducated per cap wasting idiots are so void of truth you cower in your Robert Smith owned homes acting like you can vote this or that to effect change. You have had innumerable opportunities to make change but your a bunch of money hungry cowards that cut your own families throats so you could reap the promised benefits of their disenrollment. Shame on you and your betrayal to your family you deserve everything coming your way. Oh yeah its not gonna stop here, its just gonna be bad news after bad news because you prefered the bottle or the pipe instead of education, now what, your read these posts looking for hope from the only people that had the brains to see what Robert was doing, thinking oh I'll just jump on their band wagon and pretend that I was with them all along. Two face superficial turncoats why should anyone trust you. Your so ignorant as to the fact you gave all of the GC authority to Robert and the EC that he dose not have to get your permission for anything. He only holds meetings as a formality to give the impression to the BIA that pala is still a republic but it is not, it is a totalitarian dictatorship and Robert put the dick in dicktaster and you weak greedy shameful idiot have been duped.


Anonymous said...

Hahaha, 2:21 a.m. has hit the nail right on the head, all the long, OH poor me faces of the p.b.m.i. brings a smile to my face.

Anonymous said...

What is sad is the elders and children being affected by all the damn politics. Everyone is too scared to do anything about the corruption. I agree there are people disenrolled that shouldn't have been, but there are the ones who were never enrolled then all of the sudden they were. It's time to bring in a geneoligist and determine how much Pala blood each individual has, recognize the fact that some people had both parents blood come into the equation even though 1 is enrolled somewhere else. That alone set a precedent for other families. Robert and Theresa has everyone so scared because of their corruption. If you weren't involved then you shouldn't be worried. Something has to be done before Pala no longer exists. Personally I think that's what the Federal government is waiting for.

Anonymous said...

Everyone please attend the next Tribal Meeting and support the motion to be made requesting an Audit of all the Tribes finances.
This motion will be made at the meeting by someone and quickly seconded.
Please vote yes to support this motion and don't be afraid of Smith or Nieto they will have to excuse them self's because they will shit their pants and won't know how to react by people going against them.
Also in this motion it will be to have a hand raising vote instead of that corrupt machine that the EC uses.
Be there or be damned.

Anonymous said...

Is this real or another smoke screen? How many times have people said they were going to make a motion and didn't?

Anonymous said...

Will it even matter? Robert will say okay lets have a audit done. Then just lie about the results. He has to much control of the money. You need to get rid of Robert, then have a audit done. And all voting should be done by a show of hands. Those machines are rigged. We should not be using those machines for any voting what’s so ever

Anonymous said...

I do believe even your phoney constitution states voting is supposed to be by show of hands, The machines are unconstitutional, there's another motion to hit pig boy with.

Anonymous said...

There is no pala blood, pala is a location not a people. Pala is a band of multiple groups including two federally recognized tribes, the luiseno and the cupeno. Start using the correct terminology and stop the confusion.

Anonymous said...

I heard a funny story today.
Someone said that Robert Smith and Theresa Nieto are worried about the release of Andrew Castillo aka
Hawka from jail because they leveled his home while he was locked up.
Hawka is just crazy enough to do something to them for knocking down his house.
Maybe our prayers will be answered after all.
Hawka will be released on Jan.24, 16 more days.

Anonymous said...

Stop giving them ammunition against Howka, he has done nothing wrong and hasn't made any threats towards them. Everyone knows they used the excuse he was "cooking " which is a crock of shit to take his property when he wasn't in a normal frame of mind. We can name a few homes where it was verified through raids they were not only cooking meth, they were selling it and those homes are still standing. Howka is bi-polar, and slightly schizophrenic, which he has to take medication. Instead of having him arrested and tear down his house they should've gotten him help, especially since he's a senior. So please stop with the "wait until Howka gets out" shot and speak up yourself as to the treatment of elders.

Anonymous said...

The treatment of Elders in Pala is very cruel to say the least.
And now the so called leaders are yet again taking some of value away from them.
The EC can not stand that some of the elders use some of their money to help the disenrolled families in Pala and support others in different Reservations by helping them also.
Son inturn the EC figures that they will make it harder to support these disenrolled by taking the money away from them and using it to support their own corrupt agenda and the general membership will do nothing to stop it.
You members that sit there with your thumbs up your asses will some day see what a corrupt leadership you supported when they come after you and take away ever thing that you cherished for years and you have nothing to leave your loved ones when you pass away except bad memories because you allowed the corruption to continue
when you could have helped to stop it.
By your just sitting there and not speaking up has made you as guilty as Robert Smith and Theresa Nieto.
So go ahead and support them but when the tables get turned around just remember who you supported, who you kept in office for all of those years because karma will get you at the end.
When you die you will die alone with no one really caring one way or another.

Anonymous said...

Narfle the garthok!!! Its all irrelevant and trvial, some say this and some say that but sometimes you need to get away...uhn...uhn. You all don't get it, your screwed. While rincon, pauma, pechanga and everybody else is getting raises and bonuses, Robert is giving you the finger!!!. How does it feel? You let it happen. The britten family tried to warn you and you sold them out for hopes of more per cap.

Anonymous said...

You want to focus on the elders and the youth as if that will raise some sort of emotion out of the same people the that sold the elders and the youth out. Ignorant, selfserving, superficial caring member, yeah right, you better get a job cause you ain't gonna get no more percap and you should expect lower and lower checks and eventually you will have to pay to be enrolled to cover Roberts debt.

Anonymous said...

Just shoot the fat fuck.

Anonymous said...

Cupsha, cupsha, cupsha, that's where you voting hand or finger was when it came time to change things. I'm so tired of you cry babies, do something, where was your voting finger when we voted for term limits, where was your finger when Robert wanted complete control over business decisions, where was your finger when they kicked the interim commuter out, up your cupsha that's where it was, why would you expect more money, Robert thinks you get too much!! In fact you will have to pay to be a member to cover Robert's dept.

Anonymous said...

Wake up turds!!! Bill is not the GM anymore, who is runnig the casino, Robert is, and if you thought you percap was low now just wait til he's through with skimming the main bank at the casino. I hope you all have money set aside to pay Fallbrook propane cause its gonna be a cold winter, oh yeah I forgot, he has Fallbrook propane in his pocket too!! Guess your gonna freeze.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, Robert and Teresa would never ever do any thing to harm the people. How date you say the things you've posted. They have the best intrest of the people in their heart..... Yeah right... You see how easy it was to make you think Robert is good hearted... They do the same thing to you in the meetings, oh were broke we can't afford this or that... Then after the meetings the laugh and laugh.

Anonymous said...

Ok 10:33 what do we do, you have all the answers, how do we change things.

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

The way to change things is to assert the authority of the General Council and remove Smith and Nieto from office. If a majority of the General Council wants Smith and Nieto, then there is no way to change things. The members have to want it.

Simple as that. It does mean that people will have to take a risk that they might get disenrolled, or have their per capita taken away, or be evicted from the reservation. That is the kind of power that Smith has convinced the General Council that they have given him. Such power is unconstitutional, and the General Council cannot approve laws that are unconstitutional no matter what Smith says.

PBMI has been completely and totally controlled by Smith and Nieto. It seems that the members are unwilling to call a meeting of their own, where Smith does not control the agenda, and make a motion to remove Smith and Nieto from office for fraud, malfeasance, breach of their oaths of office, conversion of assets, and embezzlement. There needs to be a record of the meeting, the motion, and the vote, and it needs to be presented to the BIA.

Then when Smith calls his Special Meeting to get rid of his opponents, the people that voted him out have to attend and vote down any retribution, and reaffirm the removal from office.

That will get it done.

Anonymous said...

All you would need is more than half the general membership. And Robert can’t dissenroll half the membership.

Anonymous said...

Judging from the meeting Roberts followers are finally starting to turn on him, it's about time. The plan above sounds good and well but people don't have the balls to do what is needed and that's what Robert is banking on. He's going to fight tooth and nail because once the truth is out about all his crimes many members of his family will go down too. Don't forget he put his wife's name down for property he bought with the tribe's money. God knows who else he involved.

Anonymous said...

I think the GC is way to weak to try anything. Feckless ineffective losers. No guts. Can't agree on anything. All talk no action. It is very simple, band together at the next meeting, bum rush the EC, grab him, and throw himout the front doors, this is a tribal matter, and no California or ferderal authority will get involved. Once you got him out of the building, run the meeting and vote in what the GC WANTS. NO COURT WILL YOUCH IT CAUSE ITS A TRIBAL MATTER AND IT IS PROTECTED BY SANTA CLARA PUEBLO MARTINEZ.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 5:22, don't listen to the politically motivated idiots, do what Robert does and act then let people fight you. Bum rush that idiot and be done with him once and for all, don't worry about his minions, just do it, and evrything will be Ok.

Anonymous said...

If you don’t do anything per cap will continue to go down until there’s nothing left. The economy is good. All other casinos are making bank. But for some reason pala is broke and has to lower percap? It doesn’t make sense. Get him out. What’s the worst that could happen if we had a new chairman? Per cap would go up. People would be happy. No more vengeance on certain families.

Anonymous said...

Well it looks like it may be time for some real fun come the next meeting.
You can count on me and 11 others that are willing to do whatever it takes to get whats theirs and they don't really care how it is done as long as it gets done.
You have to be careful when you try to BUM rush him at a meeting because he does have a pistol under his desk where he sits at the meetings.
it might be better and easier to watch his M.O. for a week or so and then jump him when he least expects it.
Or catch him when he first arrives at the Admin.
Or get him at the Casino, he goes there in the
afternoons and sometimes in the early evenings.
Or on his way to Temecula where he goes to eat about 2-3 times a week.
Him and Nieto are easy targets if someone wants to kick some ass, they think that they are safe because everyone
is afraid of them.
Nieto goes to Escondido on Fridays to cruzing grand
her and her old man Roy not Rob.

Anonymous said...

Hold a GC tribunal a find him guilty of personal enrichment. The GC is the governing body. You may have given him the right to do business for the band but the band can still hold him accountable for acts against the tribe. There is nothing in the constitution or the articles that says you can't do it, so just like he dose things because its not in the law you can establish the presidency. Form a tribunal commuter and string him, teresa, Dion (that little shit) and anyone else you see fit. Nobody else has 30 cars, 5 houses, 20 concubines (all male) and private jets at their disposal. Don't take that nonsense that the jet is used for tribal business, the only thing its used for is whites and golf. The band is the law not him. When he wants to kick people off he doesent do it by the EC he takes it to the band. That's because the EC is the law not him. Form a tribunal and hang him.

Anonymous said...

The BIA has nothing to do with it, this is a tribal matter and SANTA CLARA PUEBLO MARTINEZ protects you in diciding thing at the tribal level. He has betrayed the band and you can convict him of what ever you agree he has done as a commitee. Personal enrichment, acting out of the office, theft, embezzelment, etc. If you try him on these things and he wants to defend himself there will need to be a forensic audit, not only for him but for the band. Quit wasting time, do it now.

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see if the 2019 tribal budget is 25% less than the 2018 tribal budget. Robert's salary should be reduced by 25%. Actually it should be reduced by 100% since all of his expenses are paid and he already receives per capita. No matter what the numbers are they should add up to 25% less than last years budget. Ask about end of the year savings and have those savings deducted from the departments budget and carried forward in to 2019 plus the 25% reduction. Eliminate the EPA and the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer positions. No attorney contracts without prior approval of the general council. Any money spent on attorneys without gc approval should be paid back to the tribe by the EC. All money from the sale of avocados and the 11% tribal sales tax should go for per capita since the casino revenues cover all the cost of administration and fixed costs. Sell off the property purchased by the EC and give everyone a bonus. Sell off the time shares in Warner Springs and give everyone a bonus. Oh yeah I forgot, we lost our time shares in the bankruptcy. Kiss that well managed $25 million good bye. Shut down the race track unless TN and RS turn the contract over to the tribe. Remember they are being paid $10,000 a month for the race track. Should be your money but you know how you are. Afraid to ask the real questions. And where is all that sand rock and gravel going. That is a tribal asset and those moneys should be going to per cap too. I wonder where that money is going. Any ideas anyone. Seriously I will bet you cant guess. Whats that? Roberts smiths pocket. No way. he wouldn't do that to his people. Oh yeah and the sudden change in command at the casino is just an act to give the rats an opportunity to abandon ship. they can hear the footsteps and RS loyal friend that he is is allowing the crooks a chance to get out of town. Now he has to manipulate the numbers with new books so it looks like they didn't steal anything. So with the new books showing less income generated by the casino, it will allow RS an opportunity to steal even more money but the books will look good. In the end who cares. Nobody cares. The FBI doesn't care. The BIA is so bought off they now have bar codes stamped on their foreheads. What is worse is that the tribe doesn't care. If you did this would have never happened. Our ship is sinking while Pechanga prospers. Most casinos are expanding. Rincon handed out a $20,000 bonus and $5,000 raise in per cap while pala gets sucked under by rs. Truly sad. Truly sad. cant say it enough times. Someone needs to look up the definition of a tribe and reeducate people on what it means. It definitely does not mean that Robert Smith gets everything. He is fat enough to be a tribe for sure. His fat rings would probably qualify him for tribal recognition as a historical tribe.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for summer time when it gets so hot that Robert Smith aka lard ass,will melt down into cooking oil.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the jets, Pala doesn't need them...sell them. What is the "good old boys" deal does Robert have with Dennis Turner at the ranch. Where is all the hay going? Where is the truck loads of Pala sand and gravel going? More important, where or who is pocketing the money?

Anonymous said...

Dennis Turner is a worship God to smith.
I am sure that whatever pay that Turner pays the Tribe
for the perks at the Ranch that he supposedly leases form the Band wouldn't even pay for the toilet paper at the Admin.
They must be butt bodies or something, they are both check signers at the TANIF also.
Smith drops the soap and Turner uses the rope on him.

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

So has anyone thought of compiling a list of the missing income? This income should be reported to the GC, and it all should be distributed as per capita. None of it needs to divided into percentages according to TRAP because it is not regulated. Since all the costs and expenses of operating the Casino Resort and tribal administrative costs are covered by Casino revenue, this is all just extra money that disappears because it is embezzled by Smith and Nieto.

This list should include:

Targeted funding from the Federal Government
Grant money from the Feds
Profit from Avocado farming
Proceeds from Pala Raceway
Income from rental properties
Interest income
Sand and Gravel income
Income from sales of used tribal vehicles
Profit from the Pala Market
Profit from Pala Interactive (if there is any)

I'm sure this is just scratching the surface, and feel free to add anything else you know of to this list. The point is that all of this money is being embezzled by Smith, and that is a federal crime. If the GC wanted to they could swear out a complaint against the Pala EC and bring them up on charges of embezzlement with the U.S. Attorney's Office. The specific law that is being violated is 18 U.S.C. 1163:

Whoever embezzles, steals, knowingly converts to his use or the use of another, willfully misapplies, or willfully permits to be misapplied, any of the moneys, funds, credits, goods, assets, or other property belonging to any Indian tribal organization or entrusted to the custody or care of any officer, employee, or agent of an Indian tribal organization; or

Whoever, knowing any such moneys, funds, credits, goods, assets, or other property to have been so embezzled, stolen, converted, misapplied or permitted to be misapplied, receives, conceals, or retains the same with intent to convert it to his use or the use of another-

Shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both; but if the value of such property does not exceed the sum of $1,000, he shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

As used in this section, the term "Indian tribal organization" means any tribe, band, or community of Indians which is subject to the laws of the United States relating to Indian affairs or any corporation, association, or group which is organized under any of such laws.

This penalty would apply to each count of embezzlement, and the Band could seek recovery in lieu of fines, while requesting only the prison terms.

So I have handed it to you. I have no idea why the FBI did not simply indict Smith and Nieto on embezzlement charges. The PBMI has income that should be reported and distributed as per capita and the Pala EC is embezzling it. However, the FBI is not required. The money that PBMI receives from the Federal Government is never reported to the GC. Take one of the phony financial reports, combine it with the public disclosure of federal funding and bring that to the U.S. Attorney along with the complaint and get the ball rolling. One of the attorneys that is retained by the tribe should be able to help you with this. Wouldn't it be funny to see if Sarah Setshwaelo actually does represent the PBMI? If she refuses to act on PBMI's behalf then you can have her disbarred.

Will anyone follow these simple instructions?

Anonymous said...

Add the proceeds from,
The recycle station
The skate park
The fitness center
Pala postal
The Luna mia ranch
The RV park
Temecula commercial bldg rents
The fees paid for hang gliding
Garbage fees
Water fees
DG fees
Pow wow proceeds
Cupa days proceeds
Falbrook propane rents
Gardening fee from Eagletons using employees of the band and Pala equipment.
TDVfees
And so much mos we don't know about. Most of these things were already paid for by the band. Then they put a line item in the budget, then they charge every individual has to pay at time of use. They are collecting three times for the same things, and some were paid for with grants, that's four times....what a racket!!!





Anonymous said...

Pala isn't a tribe, though, because if they were,they would be able to have access and answers to the questions they have.
They are living within a plutocracy, where only the few wealthy players are in charge, who have the ways and the money to use as they see fit. They would have to completely restructure their government, where the people once again make the decisions in the interests of the tribe, where their voices aren't met with retribution (cutting them off, kicking them out), but it seems,no one there has the ability to do so. Rather than take a risk, and putting these questions to their elected council, they'd rather cower and stay quiet, or try and have the BIA intefere with their matters. It only takes a few voices to make a change. If you are more afraid of the risk,rather than doing what's right, then stay quiet.

Anonymous said...

@ 9:31 PM
You forgot to mention the Tribal tax that the EC charges all the Businesses that put up shop on the Reservation.
Like DJ pizza and Dodo's taco shop, and her Renters.
I believe that they charge between 4&5 hundred per month
to have conduct business on the Reservation.

Anonymous said...

Look what staying quiet and letting Rob get away with everything has gotten the members. No rights, no say, decrease in per-capita, no more bonuses, security, undercovers, illegals, drug dealers, non-Indians getting enrolled, drugged out or just idiot youth, and of course more drunks and deaths that would not have been if it was not for the EC and the way they run their people. Aren't you glad you stayed quiet? Now you might get another decrease in your per-capita, but you have welfare because it is for people like you, isn't that what Rob thinks? He can walk into the Casino, pee in the hallway, comp his drinks and room, demand $100,000, how is it if you are a tribe with a general council that supposedly is in charge that Rob can do this? DO the members tell people they are from Robert's Tribe? of Teresa's Tribe? Because this is not the Pala that our ancestors had suffered for. This is not Native Pride. These are not true Natives. Other tribes are laughing at Pala, they used to say that Pala was tough and had the toughest people, now they say that Pala people are either violent drugged out criminals or complete fools to let their so called Chairman run their existence. The saddest thing is that in losing more per-cap instead of doing something about it, or actually getting jobs, the members are just crying and complaining about it, and moving in together. Now who are the fools? Karma is their payback for not taking action to back the disenrolled. We are coming, get ready, and no bandwagon here, you all had a chance.

Reinstatement_Restitution said...

I suppose we need to add all the houses that people bought with loans from Pala. Robert Smith treats those houses as though they are his own private property, and the loans default to him instead of to the PBMI. Probably the payments go to Robert too and the Band pays for the homes and the financing while Robert gets all the money. He even puts leins on per capita if people default on the loans and three guesses as to who gets that money.

Anonymous said...


.Pala is headed straight in to the gutter and the members don't seem to care enough to act on any and all of the crimes that Smith and Nieto are guilty of against the members of PBMI.
There have been many post posted on how to get them investigated through the DOJ even the Federal codes are
posted to which these crimes could be prosecuted under
and i strongly doubt that anyone has even given them a second thought.
People are just as fed up with some of the members as they are with the corrupt EC members for just sitting
and doing nothing to save the Tribe.
If there is to be change it will take the entire Tribe to act on change and get off their lazy asses.
Some of you know or have access to something that would bring the EC's terror run to and end but are choosing to stay quiet and in the shadows.
I cannot understand your way of thinking.
Are you so sure that you and your family members will remain safe by not speaking up against Rob and Theresa.
What happens when you pass away to your children and your grandchildren, are they safe.
If you think so then you are a crazy S.O.B. because the
EC has proven time and time again that they will go after who ever they want to and nothing will stop them.
Wouldn't it better to rest in peace knowing that you helped you family and made sure that they were protected
and were secure and safe from the corruption of Robert and Theresa.
By not speaking up is just adding fuel to the fire for
Smith and Nieto to do as they please.
Don't be stupid any longer be strong and make you family proud to call you their Ancestor who helped to save your Native Tribe and to end a corrupt leadership by helping take down Smith and Nieto.
Stand up and don't shut up until you have made your point and don't take no for anything you want fight for the right things for your family and make sure that they are safe and secure before your voice and your vote
means nothing.

Anonymous said...

Just heard from a very reliable source in Sac. Going to be denied. Ouch, guess you don't get to go after the casino right now. For those of you not part of this new tribe that is what they are coming for. Should all be sorted out in 10 years or so.

Anonymous said...

The casino is not the issue. Robert Smith is bankrupting the casino and Pala so that doesn't matter anyway. The Cupeno are not a new tribe. They are a tribe and always have been.

PBMI is very new, just had their name changed from the Pala Luiseno to PBMI a few years ago.

The Pala Band everyone knew from the Articles of Association was formed around 1961, certainly not new.

The Luiseno and Cupeno are tribes. PBMI is not.

Anonymous said...

What's going to be denied?