Jeff Smith 6:35 p.m., June 27
Former executive director of tribe gaming commission admits embezzlement
Troy Teague headed La Posta commission; casino now closed
Troy Teague, former executive director of the La Posta Gaming Commission, pleaded guilty today (March 8) to embezzling $57,000 from the La Posta Band of Mission Indians. The La Posta casino in Boulevard was the smallest of the 11 Native American casinos in the county, and closed its doors in October because of financial problems. Teague maintained the commission's books, issued commission checks, and monitored all payments on credit cards. He admitted that he used the commission credit card and checking accounts for such things as membership dues at a gun club, automobile audio/video components, vacation fees and legal expenses, although he knew he was not permitted to do so.