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Apache Tribal Leader Speaks Out On Recent Casino Struggles

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An Apache tribal leader who's at the center of a nasty power struggle is answering allegations that there's missing casino money. 

Phillip Wetselline and Donnie Cabannis both claim they are Chairman of Oklahoma's Apache Tribe. 

Cabannis says Wetselline and other high-ranking tribe members have been co-mingling gambling revenue from the tribe's two casinos; both of which have closed down in the past week. 

7/31/2013 Related Story: Another Apache Casino Shuts Down, Employees Left With Uncertainty

Wetselline says Cabannis is just angry because he was the tribes' General Council voted him out as Chairman several weeks ago, for missing too many meetings. 

"If he'd just stay out of our business, we could do our work," he said.  

Wetselline says the two casinos closed down for renovations, and will re-open "soon."

7/30/2013 Related Story: OK Casino Closes Suddenly, Leaving Workers Without Paychecks

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