©Concerned Citizens of Western Montana
The FBI defines a criminal enterprise as:
a group of individuals with an identified hierarchy, or comparable structure, engaged in significant criminal activity.” Typically, we think of drug cartels, racketeering enterprises, or even the Gestapo.
But what about corporations? They have shown themselves to be capable of egregious and criminal behavior: insidiously evading regulations or instigating and carrying out violent acts. Corporations should likewise be eligible to be labelled as criminal enterprises, as they are groups of individuals with an identified hierarchy that can engage in significant criminal activity. Corporate directors and officials could thus then be found guilty for the corporation’s bad acts much more easily.
The CSKT is a federally-chartered corporation consisting of American Indian U.S. citizens and a governing body consisting of 12 Native American citizens sitting on a Tribal Council. As a corporation, the Tribal members are shareholders and should receive the benefits of the corporation, which they do not.
While the CSKT’s dozens of lawyers do everything they can to protect the CSKT from scrutiny, the veil of ‘immunity’ is about to be exposed and eliminated.
Another concept that follows is that of RICO–the federal racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations act. RICO provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.
Finally, lets recall the acts by individuals which violate our civil rights as Americans. The entire CSKT Compact is an insult to Montana, our local community and the Tribal people themselves. While the CSKT “constitution” vows to follow the US Constitution, they routinely deny those rights under the constitution to their own people.
From 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress
The hundreds of millions of dollars that feed the CSKT Tribal Council trough are not audited with some coming from foreign sources. Look at the gaming revenue–not audited but how many politicians and their “causes” have been bought by it and other “grant” funds? We may know of at least one–Steve Daines, perhaps two, Greg Gianforte, perhaps three, Tim Fox. Great, all of our Montana ‘republicans’ but again showing no discernible difference among them.
FYI, neither you nor I could do what the CSKT and their enablers have done to destroy Montana without going to jail and paying huge civil penalties. Remember the immunity clause in the CSKT Compact–which is the central component of the Daines bill. No one has to pay any damages, costs, or attorney’s fees for what will happen in the CSKT Compact.
What happens when this criminal enterprise, hiding under an “Indian water settlement” is exposed? Senator Bozeman, are you up to your eyeballs in this?