New lawsuit could stop proposed Kenosha Casino

New lawsuit could stop proposed Kenosha Casino


THERE IS NO WORD YET ON A
POSSIBLE MOTIVE.
A MAJOR NEW DEVELOPMENT IN
THE FIGHT OVER THE PROPOSED
KENOSHA CASINO.
IT IS NOW IN FEDERAL COURT.
12 NEWS KENT WAINSCOTT IS HERE
TO EXPLAIN.
ANOTHER NEW DEVELOPMENT
MOMENTS AGO.
FIRST, THE LAWSUIT THAT SOME
SAY
IT COULD STOP THE PROPOSED
ENERGY CASINO.
THE POTTAWATOMIE TRIBE IS SUING
THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS.
THIS COMES DAYS AFTER THE
MENOMINEE STRUCK A NEW DEAL THAT
THEY BELIEVE CLEARS THE WAY FOR
THE CASINO.
THE FORCED COUNTY POTTAWATOMIE,
WHO RUNS THE STATE’S LARGEST
CASINO, CLAIMS THE BUREAU OF
INDIAN AFFAIRS DENIED THEM A
GAMING CONTRACT ILLEGALLY.
IT IS A DEAL THAT WOULD HAVE
REQUIRED THE STATE AND ITS
TAXPAYERS TO COVER ANY LOSSES TO
THE POTTAWATOMIE FROM THE NEW
HARDWARE CASINO IN KENOSHA.
IN A WRITTEN STATEMENT THEY SAID
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S
DECISION ONLY CREATES MORE
QUESTIONS AND UNCERTAINTY FOR
THE CONSENT — FOR THE KENOSHA
CASINO PROJECT.
THAT IS NOT HOW THE MENOMINEE
SEE IT.
THE TRIBE NEGOTIATED A NEW DEAL
OF ITS OWN THIS WEEK, PROMISING
TO COVER ANY LOSSES TO OTHER
TRIBES.
MENOMINEE BELIEVED THAT THE
POTTAWATOMIE LAWSUIT HAS LITTLE
CHANCE OF SUCCEEDING, AND ONE
TRIBAL OFFICIAL TOLD ME THIS
WEEK THAT HE CONSIDERS IT A
SCARE TACTIC.
POTTAWATOMIE AS IT PRETTY
GOOD.
THEY HAVE A MONOPOLY THERE.
THEY WANT TO HANG ONTO THAT.
WE UNDERSTAND THAT.
THEY WILL DO THIS CHICKEN LITTLE
THING OF TRYING TO SCARE PEOPLE.
THE FINAL DECISION WILL COME
FROM GOVERNOR WALKER, WHO WAS
ASKED ABOUT THE NEWLY FILED
LAWSUIT DURING A STOP IN WARSAW.
THERE ARE GOING TO BE
LAWSUITS NO MATTER WHAT.
THE BIGGEST HURDLE WE HAVE TO
OVERCOME AND WE BEEN LOOKING AT
CLOSELY IS WE BELIEVE THE WAY
THE CONTACTS ARE THAT WERE PUT
INTO PLACE A DECADE AGO
CREATE A
CHANCE TO LOSE $100 MILLION.
THERE ARE STILL SEVERAL KEY
ELEMENTS.
THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS HAS
TO ROLL ON THE NEW CONTACT THE
MENOMINEE SIGN WITH THE STATE.
THE PURE ALSO HAS 60 DAYS TO
RESPOND TO THE LAWSUIT FILED
TODAY BY THE POTTAWATOMIE.
THAT IS WELL BEYOND THE MOST
IMPORTANT DATE, FEBRUARY 19,
GOVERNOR WALKER’S DEADLINE TO
APPROVE OR REJECT THE KENOSHA
CASINO.
IN THE LAST 10 MINUTES, THE
MENOMINEE ONCE AGAIN UPPING THE
ANTE.
THEY ARE NOW OFFERED TO POST A
BOND IN ADDITION TO THEIR DEAL
TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS NO
RISKED TO STATE TAXPAYERS.

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