CNIGA Extends Thanks and Congratulations to Tribal Gaming Commissions

Press Release
For Immediate Release


CNIGA Extends Thanks and Congratulations to Tribal Gaming Commissions

June 1, 2007

The California Nations Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA) would like to extend our thanks and congratulations to the Agua Caliente, 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.

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