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Casino developer says DOI grants trust

By BRIAN COSNER, News Review Staff Writer June 7, 2019 Ridgecrest News Review

Tribe says that feds authorized land for a proposed casino to be taken into trust, but land sale with city is no longer in place

Developers of the proposed casino project announced Monday that they have a letter from the Department of Interior directing a city parcel of roughly 26 acres be into trust for the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe to use for an Indian casino and entertainment complex.


Although casino developer Nigel White has circulated a press release detailing this claim, neither he nor officials of the DOI have responded to News Review requests for a copy of that directive.



 

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