Saturday, October 22, 2011

Bay Mills President Parker in Nov 2 General Election Run-Off; He's Controlled the Tribe for 20 Years

A Primary Election at the Bay Mills Indian Community was held Oct. 19. The following results have been announced and those in bold are headed to the General Election run-off Nov. 2:
Executive Council PresidentJeff Parker* (208), Kurt Perron (189), Terry Carrick (94)

Vice PresidentJoseph LeBlanc  (181), Allyn Cameron (189), Corrine Cameron (119)

Secretary: Richard LeBlanc* (225), Sherri Schofield (118), Greg Parker (147)

TreasurerJohn P. Lufkins* (252), Diane Teeple (126), Paula Carrick (110)

CouncilpersonDwight "Bucko" Teeple* (196), Jason A. LeBlanc, Sr. (70), Alexander Easton (144), Brenda Bjork (82)

Chief JudgeShelly Deuman* (114), Leah M. Parish (84), Arthur J. LeBlanc (26), Levi D. Carrick, Sr. (226), Robert Passage (46)

Appellate Judge: Lynda Parrish-Pesola (172), Tim Kinney II (90), Randy Touchtone (116), Shannon Belk (281), Justin Teeple (214)

* incumbent

Terry Carrick,current Vice President, had challenged incumbent President Jeff Parker in the primary.

Further General Election details (early balloting requests, etc.) are available via Bay Mills News.

Jeffrey Parker: 20 year Grip on Bay Mills Council
Jeff Parker was first elected President of the Bay Mills Executive Council in 1989.  In 2001 he was defeated by L. John Lufkins but Parker won back the seat and has held onto the President’s office since 2003.  Parker and Malik had their grip on the Bay Mills Indian Community for 20 of the last 22 years!  Having Parker as president of the Council and Tribal Chair is critical to the business schemes of controversial Detroit Wheeler-Dealer Michael Malik.

For nearly two decades Mike Malik has been in cahoots with Parker, using Parker to front for his taxpayer funded schemes.  

It’s really Malik and his non-Native American cronies who have been spearheading and financing the decades long quest to establish a Bay Mills casino off-reservation – namely schemes for Port Huron (MI). The Michigan Gaming Commission rejected Malik's involvement in Detroit's MotorCity Casino in 1999. He can't get a license allowing any affiliation with a commercial casino which is his primary motivation behind the Bay Mills Indian schemes. Malik and his financial syndicates have spent millions on lawyers, capitol hill lobbying and political contributions trying to get special treatment that would lead to a casino but their numerous schemes have failed.  It’s predictable that each election season they resurrect their casino schemes and suggest to reporters and constituents that approvals are right around the corner. NOT! 

During the past decade Malik has used Parker’s Native American status to qualify for thousands, and perhaps millions, in federal grants and assistance.  Those schemes have funneled hundreds of thousands to questionable business ventures that Malik is secretly behind.  Most recently a supposed “plastics venture.” Malik and his pals have given thousands to Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow; in 2006 she announced nearly $1 million in federal taxpayer funds would go to the plastics venture in which Malik owns at least  49%.

After TVT and others began raising questions about the plastics venture and Malik’s involvement in the scheme, any references to Malik, his casino entity Blue Water Resorts, International Composite Institute of Michigan, Polycomp, Inc., Integrated Composites, L.L.C. and other related entities were purged from the archives of the Bay Mills News. Before that we had learned that at a 2005 Bay Mills Council meeting, members raised questions about this venture and Malik’s involvement at the meeting, those questions and comments went ignored and unacknowledged by Parker.

It has been rumored the FBI is investigating the Parker/Malik ventures.

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