Friday, October 12, 2012

Taunton - we have a problem: BIA rejects Wampanoag casino application, again

Artfully claiming their flawed Casino Compact with the Commonwealth needs to be "renegotiated" Cedric Cromwell has written the faithful followers of his tribal missives today announcing the Bureau for Indian Affairs (BIA)  has a problem with their application.   This is the second time a Cromwell application for Land in Trust has been rejected by BIA and the second time Cedric has failed to "notify" his local government partners.

Taunton - we have a problem and don't say we didn't warn you!  Like his past rejection when his Middleboro partners learned about BIA's ruling from the local papers, Taunton officials can read about it in the Boston Globe as ole Cedric has been apparently sitting on this information until 4 p.m. on a Friday to let the world know and Mayor Hoye and our dutiful council appear to have been caught by surprise by this announcement as well.

This should be the final nail in the coffin for this latest casino scheme as the Mass Gaming Commission can no longer claim the tribe has successfully negotiated a compact with the state and has what it takes to get BIA approval for the required land in trust needed for their Indian casino complex.   We're well past the deadline set by the legislature and it's time to say bye bye Cedric.

Don't say we didn't warn you this would happen (over and over and over).