FBI looking into offers of Gulf Coast jobs to Yakama members
The FBI is looking into offers of high-paying Gulf Coast jobs to members of the Yakama Nation.

"We are aware of it; that's all I'm going to be able to say," FBI agent Frank Harrill told The Yakima Herald-Republic. "The Yakama Nation has put out an alert and we are examining it."

A man named Christino Rosado came to the reservation and offered tribal members $40 an hour to help clean up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But after obtaining social security numbers and other personal information, the jobs don't appear to have materialized.

The tribe contacted state and federal authorities to warn them about the apparent scam.

Get the Story:
FBI studies Gulf cleanup job offers on Yakima Reservation (The Yakima Herald-Republic 6/22)
Are Gulf cleanup jobs awaiting Yakamas? (The Yakima Herald-Republic 6/19)
Yakama warned on promise of Gulf cleanup jobs (AP 6/19)

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