Auditors question Osage casino finances
TULSA, Okla. The chairman of the Osage Nation's Tribal Gaming Board says auditors found a "mess" in the tribe's casino finances.
Harry Roy Red Eagle says the problem is poor accounting and board is working to improve those practices.
Auditors say they couldn't complete the audit because records were kept so poorly. The auditors say the casinos weren't paying their bills on time and I-R-S forms required for anyone who wins a thousand dollars or more are missing.
The casinos have paid six-and-a-half (m) million dollars since February to catch up on the bills.
Red Eagle says the auditor's report is a good thing because it points out problems that the board was unaware of. And he says he's hoping to have a new audit by next week.
The Osage Nation is based in Pawhuska and operates casinos in Hominy, Pawhuska, Sand Springs and Tulsa.
"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY."