Former Rumsey chair disputes ex-advisers
The former chairwoman of the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians is stepping into a lawsuit between the tribe and its former advisers.

Last October, the tribe sued prominent attorney Howard Dickstein and financial adviser Arlen Opper. The lawsuit claims the tribe was duped out of millions of dollars.

In response to the suit, Dickstein and Opper claimed that former Rumsey chairwoman Paula Lorenzo would "set the record straight." But Lorenzo says she was manipulated by Dickstein and Opper into believing tribal leaders were investigating her and threatening to take away her membership.

Lorenzo was replaced by Chairman Marshall McKay, who fired Dickstein and Opper after he took control of the tribe.

Get the Story:
Former tribal leader claims manipulation (The Sacramento Bee 1/16)

Court Documents:
Paula Lorenzo Declaration | Marshall McKay Declaration | Rumsey Band Memo

Relevant Links:
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