BIA sues owner of troubled mobile home park

The Bureau of Indian Affairs made good on its promise to sue the owner of a troubled mobile home park on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in California.

The BIA wants owner Harvey Duro, a tribal council member, to clean up the Desert Mobile Home Park. If he doesn't, the agency wants the facility, which is home to over 4,000 people, to be shut down.

A recent inspection found overcrowded homes, unsafe drinking water, sewage leaking and electrical problems. But the park disputes the claims and Duro has accused the BIA of being biased against the Hispanic immigrants who live at the park.

The manager of the park also said most of the problems are caused by the residents.

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U.S. sues over squalor at desert trailer park (The Los Angeles Times 10/10

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