The following news story was brought to my attention this week. In Vermont's not too distant past, when Governor SHUMLIN was then Senator SHUMLIN, the Senator left his mark on Vermont’s history by supporting Joint Resolution No. 90, legitimizing a fake tribe called the “Mohickan Mohegans” run by self declared “Cheif Golden Eagle” Ron Roberts operating in Vermont.
Meet Mr. Ron Roberts - Guilty of submitting false documents and perjury! But legislators keep falling for this, as is evident in Vermont, where it was only a few years ago that legislators in Vermont state were huge supporters of Ron Roberts and his fabricated “Indian” nation. Cheif Golden Eagle looked like an Indian to legislators, so they didn't question.
|Ron Roberts "Cheif Golden Eagle"|
Please read recent news articles below:
Ulster's, NY tribal land war
County out $240K in casino quest by wanna-be tribe
By Steve Israel Times Herald-Record
Published: 2:00 AM - 04/24/11
But little did they know — or want to know — that just a few years before, Roberts — who declined comment and referred all questions to Kaplan — had pleaded guilty to fraud, for using his son's credit cards. He also tried — unsuccessfully — to join the tribes that ran the Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods casinos in Connecticut. After he formed his own tribe in 1997, he had even opened his own high-stakes bingo hall in his hometown of Granville, N.Y. — which was immediately shut by the state because, Attorney General Elliott Spitzer's office would later say, the claims the Mohegans made to prove they were a real tribe were "either false or highly misleading."
And, of course, Ulster couldn't know that in 2004, Roberts would plead guilty to filing altered documents to prove that the tribe he had created was legitimate. He had gone as far as changing the "W" (for white) on his grandfather's death certificate to "I" (for Indian), according to federal court documents and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
No matter. If they say they're Indians…….
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Another story about Mr. Roberts that you may want to read is:
Man With Flair for Reinventing Himself Goes a Step Too Far
June 3, 2004
By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
In the annals of flimflam, surely a special place has been reserved for Ronald A. Roberts, also known as Sachem Golden Eagle of the Western Mohegans (Mohickan).
The Golden Eagle is not flying high right now. Holed up in a dilapidated Catskill resort he bought with other investors, Mr. Roberts, 56, has pleaded guilty to federal charges of submitting false documents and perjury, and is waiting be sentenced on June 17. He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.
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