An attorney for the former Mashantucket Pequot leader convicted of embezzling from the tribe has told a U.S. appeals court that his client was blocked from preventing key evidence at trial.
The former treasurer for the tribe that owns and operates the Foxwoods Resort Casino pleaded guilty to a theft charge Thursday, a day after resigning as a member of the Mashantucket Pequot tribal council.
A former chairman of the tribe that owns Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort Casino was convicted Wednesday of stealing about $100,000 from his Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to pay for limousine service trips for his mother and satellite radio, cable TV and other personal expenses for himself.
Trial is underway in New Haven federal court on charges that former Mashantucket Pequot tribal chair Michael Thomas stole more than $100,000 in tribe funds.
For the second time in 12 years, Amtrak has paid a few million dollars to buy land in Groton from the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.
The tribe that owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut is moving to give its own police department a larger role inside the Western Hemisphere’s largest casino.