(Barry Brenard)According to an inside source, a couple of Bear River Rohnerville Rancheria board members were "led away in cuffs yesterday by federal police." The tipster did not say this resulted in any arrest.
According to that one tip, it was allegedly Member at large John McGinnis and Vice-Chair Dakota McGinnis that were the ones taken away/spoken to by "authorities. According to another tip, it was the Chair Barry Brenard being investigated. But both tipsters said, there is an investigation.
One tipster said investigation is allegedly for "taking cash only payments for rooms, among other things."
People are afraid to say too much.
The only person I heard back from today was John McGinnis. Via email, he said, "This story is outrageously false." In another email, he added, "I'm clearly not incarcerated with no charges or investigations pending. "
I will be checking with the appropriate authorities tomorrow, including the California Department of Justice and FBI.