The Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino in Coarsegold, California remains shut following a standoff that is armed may have violated its compact aided by the state.
The Chukchansi Gold Casino in Coarsegold, California, just 40 miles north of Fresno, has been closed by order of a federal judge after a strange management power struggle that culminated in an armed invasion of the building.
A tribal faction that claims rightful ownership regarding the Indian casino had evidently been ousted to a local company park in August following a disputed election, but returned on Thursday, with firearms drawn.
About 20 armed men joined the casino at around 6:30 pm, sending customers running for cover, and ordered security guards at gunpoint into a safe area of the building. Guards were reportedly handcuffed and assaulted, but no casino clients were harmed.
The mark, it seems, were casino papers and accounts being overdue for submission to the nationwide Indian Gaming Commission. The Commission had threatened to close the casino down and issue it a $16 million fine if the audits that is necessary records, some that are 1 . 5 years late, were not submitted. It would appear, then, that the ousted faction violently stormed the casino so that you can do its accounts.
Madera County Sheriff deputies soon reached the scene and evacuated the building of some 500 people; however, the men could not be arrested while they had Read More