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Seneca Gaming board chairman ousted, replaced by Snyder ally

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:35 pm    Post subject: Seneca Gaming board chairman ousted, replaced by Snyder ally Reply with quote

Seneca Gaming board chairman ousted, replaced by Snyder ally
By Michael Beebe
NEWS STAFF REPORTER
January 13, 2010, 7:26 AM

There is more turmoil at Seneca Gaming Corp., as its gaming board ousted chairman Jeffrey Gill and elected Kevin W. Seneca, a former Seneca Nation treasurer and a strong backer of Seneca President Barry E. Snyder Sr.

No reason was given for the sudden vote at Monday's board meeting, which came after Gill, a former Erie County Sheriff's Bomb Squad detective, spoke in favor of an FBI investigation into an embezzlement involving a land fraud.

Gill had served for only four months after Snyder forced out the previous gaming chairman, Cochise Redeye, who served in the post for six months.

Redeye and Gill were both part of a faction of board members who ousted Snyder as gaming board chairman after he refused to cooperate with an audit looking at the Hickory Stick golf course purchase.
Gill was in federal court Friday when disbarred attorney Timothy J. Toohey admitted that he had embezzled $202,000 in the sale of land for Hickory Stick.

"As a victim in this matter," Gill read from a statement outside the courthouse, "Seneca Gaming Corp. is heartened that this federal investigation . . . has begun to make individuals accountable for their unlawful acts that have harmed the corporation and our owner, the Seneca Nation of Indians."

Toohey is the only one charged so far in what federal officials said may have been as much as $900,000 taken from the Senecas.
Bergal Mitchell III, who was vice chairman of Seneca Gaming under Snyder, remains under federal investigation for the nearly $350,000 that FBI agents said Mitchell and his wife, Rachel, an attorney, were paid in the alleged fraud.

Seneca, who served as treasurer of the Seneca Nation from 2006 to 2008, was appointed to the gaming board last year.

"I am honored by the trust and confidence my fellow board members have placed in me," Seneca said in a statement.

Gill remains on the board, where he has served since 2008.
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