The Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold, California remains shut following a standoff that is armed may have violated its compact using the state.
The Chukchansi Gold Casino in Coarsegold, California, simply 40 miles north of Fresno, has been closed by order of a federal judge following a bizarre management power struggle that culminated in an armed invasion of the building.
A faction that is tribal claims rightful ownership regarding the Indian casino had apparently been ousted to a local business park in August carrying out a disputed election, but returned on Thursday, with firearms drawn.
About 20 armed guys joined the casino at around 6:30 pm, sending customers running for cover, and ordered security guards at gunpoint into a secure area of the building. Guards were reportedly assaulted and handcuffed, but no casino customers had been hurt.
The goal, it seems, were casino papers and accounts which can be overdue for submission to the National Indian Gaming Commission. The Commission had threatened to shut the casino down and issue it a $16 million fine if the audits that is necessary reports, some that are 1 . 5 years late, had been maybe not submitted. It appears to be, then, that the ousted faction violently stormed the casino in order to do its accounts.
Madera County Sheriff deputies soon attained the scene and evacuated the building of some 500 people; however, the men could not Continuez la lecture