Tenth Generation

7273. Arlyn David ACKLEY Sr1206,4672 was born on 19 November 1951 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.2114,4136,4673 He appeared in the following News Article from the The Demming Headlight on 22 January 1998 in Deming, Luna , New Mexico Witness: Clinton-Gore official killed casino

Arlyn Ackley Sr., chairman of the Mole Lake-Sokaogon Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, testified that Skibine told him that the review got too political for him to be involved.

Skibine was scheduled to testify Thursday.

Until the rejection, Ackley said, The indication was it was moving along and would be accepted.

The Justice Department is considering whether an independent counsel should investigate Babbitt for his handling of the case, especially conflicting statements to Congress over whether politics played a role. Babbitt denied in Senate hearings last year that the decision was political and said he personally was out of the loop.

Did Mr. Skibine make direct reference to political pressure? asked Richard Bennett, chief counsel for the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee.

Oh yes, Ackley replied.

Committee Chairman Dan Burton, R-Ind., asserted that Interior Department documents would show that politics, not policy, determined the outcome. He noted that two key Interior aides involved in the decision later went to work for the tribes opposing the casino, and that Democratic contributions followed the job switch.

Agency documents will show that Babbitt's people had made up their mind that this application was going to be rejected, Burton said. They just had to come up with the right justification, Burton said.

Ackley and the chairmen of the two other tribes --Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas and the La Courte Oreilles Band of Chippewas --testified that their tribal members were living in poverty, with high unemployment and desperately in need of the money from the off-reservation Hudson facility. He appeared in the following News Article from the San Francisco Examiner on 22 January 1998 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States Says Babbitt aide said other tribes feared competition
WASHINGTON - A Wisconsin Indian leader has told a congressional hearing that an aide to Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt acknowledged that political pressures had led the department to reject an application for a new Indian casino.
The application by three bands of Chippewa Indians to turn a money-losing dog-racing track in Hudson, Wis., into a gambling casino was opposed by five Minnesota and Wisconsin tribes whose casinos would have suffered from the competition.
The Minnesota and Wisconsin tribes contributed $286,000 to the Democratic National Committee after the rejection.
Babbitt has said the department rejected the casino application in June 1995 because of objections from the surrounding communities to a casino not on an Indian reservation. Political issues were not involved, he said.
Babbitt is scheduled to testify within the next week before the panel, the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee.
Arlyn Ackley, chairman of the Sokaogon Chippewas, told the committee Wednesday that the head of the department's Indian gambling staff, George Skibine, had told him that the decision about the casino rested with people above him, and that the decision became too political for him.
Asked by committee counsel Richard Bennett whether Skibine had made a direct reference to political pressure, Ackley replied: "Oh, yes!"
Ackley testified alongside two other Chippewa chairmen, Gaishkibos - who uses only one name - of the La Courte Oreilles Chippewas, and George Newago of the Red Cliff band.
Up to the final rejection, department officials had given no hint of problems with the Chippewa proposal, Ackley said, adding that they had assured him that competition alone was not enough to derail the application.
Frank Havenick, owner of the dog-track and partner of the Chippewas in the casino application, told lawmakers how a month after the Interior Department's rejection, he had encountered Terrence McAuliffe, President Clinton's chief fund raiser in the 1996 campaign.
Havenick said McAuliffe evidently believed Havenick was associated with the casino opponents rather than the applicants. "We took care of it for you," Havenik quoted McAuliffe as telling him.
Democrats on the panel stressed opposition to the casino among community leaders, as well as opposition by such Republican leaders as Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson and former Wisconsin Rep. Steve Gunderson Arlyn appeared in the following News Article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on 29 February 2000 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Former Mole Lake chairman to stand trial for embezzlement
Last Updated: Feb. 29, 2000 at 11:43:49 a.m.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - A former chairman of the Mole Lake band of Chippewa Indians has been ordered to stand trial on charges of embezzling tribal funds.

Arlyn Ackley, 48, was bound over for trial Monday in U.S. District Court on accusations he used about $40,000 in tribal funds.

After being elected chairman in a 1993 write-in campaign, he was ousted in 1998.
He appeared in the following News Article from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on 11 October 2000 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Guilty verdict for Arlyn Ackley
Last Updated: Oct. 11, 2000 at 0:22:32 a.m.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - The former chairman of the Sokaogon, or Mole Lake, Chippewa band has been found guilty of conspiring to embezzle more than $38,000 while in office.

Arlyn Ackley, 48, also was convicted by a jury in U.S. District Court of two counts of keeping money belonging to the Sokaogon Gaming Enterprise Corp. The total amount involved in those counts was about $3,300, according to the indictment in the case.

"We're happy for the people of the Sokaogon Chippewa," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Mario Gonzales, who prosecuted the case.

Ackley was tribal chairman from 1993 until he was ousted from office in 1998.

While chairman, he was entrusted with a credit card from the gaming corporation, the indictment said. The corporation was the tribal subsidiary that ran the two Mole Lake Casinos in Crandon.

The indictment said Ackley would get the corporation to give him advances for travel expenses, then use a tribal credit card to charge the same expenses to the corporation.

Ackley never refunded about $8,700 in hotel costs for which he received advances and which he charged to his tribal card.

Many of Ackley's trips were taken with Richard DuWayne Derickson, who was tribal planner.

Derickson was sentenced in April 1999 to three years in prison for using his position to steal more than $370,000 from the Sokaogon Gaming Enterprise Corp.

Ackley also used the corporation's credit card for his personal use and cash advances for personal gambling expenses, the indictment said.

From about May 1994 to April 1997, Ackley made about 68 cash withdrawals totaling about $30,000 using the credit card, according to the indictment.

Most of the cash advances were taken at the Menominee Indian Casino, about 40 miles from the Mole Lake Chippewa community.

U.S. District Judge Charles N. Clevert scheduled sentencing Jan. 4.

He appeared in the following News Article from the on 14 April 2011 CRANDON - We have a clarification to make on the trial of former Mole Lake Tribal Chair Arlyn Ackley.
A jury convicted 59-year-old Ackley on his fifth O.W.I. Thursday.
The jury also found him guilty on a second count of operating with a prohibitive alcohol concentration.
Judge Leon Stenz did NOT throw that charge out, but instead dismissed it, because Wisconsin law only allows you to be punished on one of those counts.
And in regard to Forest County Deputy Jason Novak's testimony about Ackley's cooperation -- the police report says he was cooperative because it was filled out while Ackley was at the Sheriff's Department.
It wasn't until Ackley was at the hospital for a blood alcohol test that he became uncooperative, which was after the Deputy's report was written.
The District Attorney says his testimony was truthful.
Ackey was sentenced to four years in prison.
Two of those will be served and the other two will be on extended supervision.
Ackley is already serving a prison sentence in Waupun.
You can see the original story below.

A judge sentences a former Mole Lake tribal chairman Thursday for his 5th OWI.
59-year-old Arlyn Ackley was on trial in Forest County Thursday.
He told the jury he was not driving that night, that a friend was driving the van belonging to the tribe.
Ackley responded to District Attorney Chuck Simono's question about why he didn't mention this this earlier.
"Because all this taking blood and driving drunk and all that, when you aren't driving drunk, but you can drink and not drive and you don't have someone to drive you around you're still a drunk."
Three other witnesses took the stand, including a crime lab toxicologist from Madison, who says Ackley's blood alcohol level was .176.
Judge Stenz sentenced Ackley right away to four years in prison, two of those will have to be served and the other two will be on extended supervision.
Ackley is already serving a prison sentence in Waupun.

Arlyn died on 14 September 2014 at the age of 62 in Wabeno, Forest, Wisconsin, United States.245 He was buried on 16 September 2014 in Mole Lake Tribal Cemetery, Mole Lake, Forest, Wisconsin, United States.245 His Obituary appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentine on 16 September 2014 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Ackley, Arlyn David Sr.

Age 62, of Mole Lake (Crandon), passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. He was born in Milwaukee on November 19, 1951 the son of Fred and Norma (Randall) Ackley. Arlyn graduated from Custer High School in Milwaukee. He owned and operated a roofing business in Milwaukee until moving to Mole Lake. Arlyn was the Sokaogon Chippewa Community Tribal Chairman for over 35 years. He enjoyed picking rice, making rice sticks and fixing lawn mowers and cars.

Arlyn first married Francis VanZile and later married Cheryl Campbell both marriages ending in divorce.

He is survived by: Daughters: Nickol Felo, Wausau, Carlene Felo, Wausau, Crystal Ackley, Crandon, Sons: Arlyn Ackley, Jr. (Chrissy Weber), Mole Lake, and Jonathon Ackley, Antigo. He is also survived by sisters: Judith Polar, Mole Lake, Joanne Antone, Watersmeet, MI and brothers: Fred Ackley, Mole Lake, Tom (Linda) Smith, Mole Lake, and James Smith, Rhinelander, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a his parents, Fred & Norma Ackley, a sister, Alice and a brother Gary.

Visitation will be held after 3:00 PM Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Mole Lake Lodge and Conference Center. Native American services will start at 12:00 noon Wednesday, with Mr. Billy Daniels officiating. Interment will be at the Mole Lake Tribal Cemetery. Online condolences www.weberhillfuneralhome.com He is Native American4674 Arlyn appeared in the following News Article from the CRANDON - A former local tribal leader is sentenced to three years in prison.
Forest County District Attorney Chuck Simono says Friday a jury found 59-year-old Arlyn Ackley guilty of felony bail jumping.
The charge stems from an earlier OWI.
Simono says Ackley broke the rules by drinking alcohol after that OWI.
Judge Leon Stenz sentenced Ackley to three years in prison. He'll have to spend one year behind bars and two years on extended supervision.
He is at Dodge Correctional Institution until he is placed in a prison.
Ackley is also being charged with two other felony bail jumping charges with a trial scheduled in May and another Operating Under the Influence charge with a jury trial scheduled for April 14.
Ackley is the Former Chair of the Sokaogon-Chippewa Mole Lake community and was paralyzed after a drunk driving crash.

His Death Notice appeared in the Arlyn was born on November 19, 1951 and passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2014.
Arlyn was a resident of Wabeno, Wisconsin at the time of his passing.
Visitation will be held after 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at the Mole Lake Lodge and Conference Center. Native American services will start at 12:00 noon Wednesday, with Mr. Billy Daniels officiating. Interment will be at the Mole Lake Tribal Cemetery.

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