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Sat Feb 25, 2012, 10:59 PM

I am acquainted with Raymond and LeValley too.

I just got off the phone with the former Yurok Tribal Chairman. He said they raided Raymond's home and found another $600,000 worth of stolen equipment. Raymond is no where to be found.

I worked for the Yuroks back in 2003, live on the Klamath about 14 miles from the Reservation, and am very familiar with the timber industry and local Tribes (Karuk, Hupa, Yurok).

On at least 10 occasions in 2003, I saw two log trucks go by my place at night with 3 to 5 log loads with no log brands nor trip ticket; same trucking company and haul route as the trucks during the day that had brands and trip tickets off the Yurok Reservation. I reported the apparent log theft to my supervisor (Director of Planning) who told me to mind my own business. She did not like me as I was imposed by above and there was a professional and personality conflict (what is funny is that I googled my great grandfather's last name and up came her ancestory.com and I doubt if there were more than one of an unusual name born in Oakland, CA in 1870 so her kids and husband share my DNA). I ended up being offered and refusing the job (with a raise) as Ex Director of the Tribe's Economic Development Corporation where I would have dealt with her as an equal but refused. It was the most toxic work environment I ever experienced.

Howard told me he would tell current Chairman O'Rourke my observations back in 2003 and we shared a laugh about Peggy.

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