created by: DOODA Ray Begaye | Sep 21, 2012

Farmington, NM

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Should NM State Rep. Ray Begaye Resign and Go to Jail for Stealing From Taxpayer

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Ocean Gee

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Info from the New Mexico Watchdog.org website:

"AG King Ignores Evidence of Wrongdoing in Ray Begaye Case: Analysis

By Jim Scarantino on November 24, 2012

Print This Post New Mexico Attorney General Gary King’s office says it found insufficient evidence to prosecute any criminal charge against Rep. Ray Begaye arising out of his claims for travel expenses. But a New Mexico Watchdog review of the AG’s file found documentation of repeated instances where Begaye submitted false vouchers seeking payment of travel expenses he did not incur. Further, the omissions in the AG’s file raise questions about the diligence of their investigation.

NM Attorney General Gary King
Coming on the heels of the dismissal of the AG’s case against former Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron for violation of her right to a speedy trial, our findings contribute to growing doubts about Gary King’s commitment to battling unethical and corrupt conduct in state government."

Topics discussed in the article:

"Begaye’s False Claims for Use of Personal Vehicle on Legislative Business";

"The Attorney General’s Office Closes Its Eyes to Hard Evidence";

"The New Mexico False Voucher Act";

"AG Gary King Looks the Other Way";

"How Diligently Did the AG Investigate Begaye?".
Farmington

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Ray your name is in the news again this 1-7-13. KOB On Your Side is talking about measures being introduced to prevent double dipping.
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Time is almost up Ray. One more thing. Please do not bring your ways and yourself to the Navajo Reservation. We slready have enough corruption in our government. Dooda Ray Begaye in 2014.
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Ray Begaye Jr. is the Navajo Martin Luther King Jr. With a little bit of Al Sharpton thrown in.
Observer

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Gak Hung Jr wrote:
Ray Begaye Jr. is the Navajo Martin Luther King Jr. With a little bit of Al Sharpton thrown in.
So what you are saying is that Ray Begaye is a African American?
Former SR Resident

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I hope that Ray Begaye is out of Santa Fe now. I hope that they will reopen the prosecution against him. People need to be held responsible for their actions.
Hosteen

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Kirtland Resident wrote:
Shiprock must be a cess pool of thieves and corruption. Shiprock resident: Keep your corrupt trash like Ray Begay out of Kirtland!! Ray is definitely qualified to be a SR Chapter official now.... especially with Ray's buddy Don "the Con" Benally. What is it with Shiprock voters??? U guys keep voting in the same corrupt crooks like Ray Begaye n Don Benally n William Lee n Chili Yazzie back into office!!!
Keep Ray out of any tribal office!

On another note what is up at the Navajo Nation Bar with embezzlement allegations? Check out the story in this weeks Navajo Times.
Ocean Gee

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Hosteen wrote:
<quoted text>Keep Ray out of any tribal office!
On another note what is up at the Navajo Nation Bar with embezzlement allegations? Check out the story in this weeks Navajo Times.
New bar prez sniffs out mismanagement
By Bill Donovan
Special to the Times
WINDOW ROCK, January 10, 2013
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S hortly after taking office last August as president of the Navajo Bar Association, Bernadine Martin learned that the association was in deep financial trouble.
"I was shocked," said the Navajo Nation's chief prosecutor Wednesday during an interview in her office.
Within weeks of taking office, Martin learned of serious mismanagement of bar association funds, possibly going back a number of years.
But the problems went further than that with the discovery that certain bills had not been paid, resulting in the lapse of the association's insurance and loss of its status as a non-profit organization.
The loss of insurance forced the association's board of commissioners to put its secretary, Yolanda Wauneka, on paid administrative leave for two weeks. She has been brought back to work but has been told that until the insurance coverage is back in force, she is "not to travel outside the office" on bar association business.
"We have had hours and hours of meetings to try and address all of these problems," said Martin, who has also been spending a lot of time e-mailing bar members who have expressed concern that the financial problems may cause the association to close its doors.
Two members of the association's board have resigned in the last few weeks, with one saying that he could not stay on with the association facing its current problems.
She also expressed that the problems would soon affect members of the bar because dues for 2013 were due to be paid in January and there was no guarantee that the association's problems would be resolved.
"I have been spending a lot of time addressing a lot of rumors that have been going around," said Martin, who added that the board has confronted the problems and steps are being taken to get the organization back on a level financial footing.
A preliminary investigation has revealed that there are some bar association funds that have come up missing and the association is now conducting an investigation to determine what happened to them. The association hasn't said how much is involved but Martin said it was a "high" figure.
The association was able to secure the services on a pro bono basis of Greenberg Taurig, one of the world's largest and most experienced law firms.
Martin said she is now working with Troy Eid, a long-time bar association member and the former United states Attorney for the District of Columbia, and Richard Perkun, an expert in federal income taxation and tax compliance, "to investigate the discrepancies" in the association's financial records.
That has proved to be difficult, she said, because some records are missing and others are incomplete.
Hawkeye

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Are the former President, Vice-President, and Secretary/Treasurer Navajo Nation Bar Association involved in the alleged embezzlement allegations? Were they forced out of their positions? Lots of questions that we need answered. Enquiring minds will want answers to these questions.
Ocean Gee

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“without the rule of law, there is no law.”

Thursday, September 15, 2005, Reality, von Braun and Justice Roberts, Seattle Jew: September 2005 seattlejew.blogspot.com/2005_09_01_archive.ht...
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Ocean Gee wrote:
<quoted text>New bar prez sniffs out mismanagement
By Bill Donovan
Special to the Times
WINDOW ROCK, January 10, 2013
Text size: A A A ShareThis
advertisement
S hortly after taking office last August as president of the Navajo Bar Association, Bernadine Martin learned that the association was in deep financial trouble.
"I was shocked," said the Navajo Nation's chief prosecutor Wednesday during an interview in her office.
Within weeks of taking office, Martin learned of serious mismanagement of bar association funds, possibly going back a number of years.
But the problems went further than that with the discovery that certain bills had not been paid, resulting in the lapse of the association's insurance and loss of its status as a non-profit organization.
The loss of insurance forced the association's board of commissioners to put its secretary, Yolanda Wauneka, on paid administrative leave for two weeks. She has been brought back to work but has been told that until the insurance coverage is back in force, she is "not to travel outside the office" on bar association business.
"We have had hours and hours of meetings to try and address all of these problems," said Martin, who has also been spending a lot of time e-mailing bar members who have expressed concern that the financial problems may cause the association to close its doors.
Two members of the association's board have resigned in the last few weeks, with one saying that he could not stay on with the association facing its current problems.
She also expressed that the problems would soon affect members of the bar because dues for 2013 were due to be paid in January and there was no guarantee that the association's problems would be resolved.
"I have been spending a lot of time addressing a lot of rumors that have been going around," said Martin, who added that the board has confronted the problems and steps are being taken to get the organization back on a level financial footing.
A preliminary investigation has revealed that there are some bar association funds that have come up missing and the association is now conducting an investigation to determine what happened to them. The association hasn't said how much is involved but Martin said it was a "high" figure.
The association was able to secure the services on a pro bono basis of Greenberg Taurig, one of the world's largest and most experienced law firms.
Martin said she is now working with Troy Eid, a long-time bar association member and the former United states Attorney for the District of Columbia, and Richard Perkun, an expert in federal income taxation and tax compliance, "to investigate the discrepancies" in the association's financial records.
That has proved to be difficult, she said, because some records are missing and others are incomplete.
Why do we have to wait until January 2013 to hear News from August 2012????
YltisoNM

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Jail Ray Begaye wrote:
What also makes it worse too, is that Ray Begaye apparently is pastor of a church... Saw this video up on www.kob.com where this shows him leading his church congregation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =aekcExsVRrQXX
I bet Ray slithered back into the hole he dug himself.
Who are you to judge people, only God will judge! Everyone on this
planet makes mistakes.
Sinner Saved By Grace

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YltisoNM wrote:
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Who are you to judge people, only God will judge! Everyone on this
planet makes mistakes.
Judge yourself before GOD has too! Amen.
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Sinner Saved By Grace wrote:
<quoted text>Judge yourself before GOD has too! Amen.
Jeez, Judas/Ocean Gee/Hawkeye/Rezident/Farminton ian/etc/, don't you have a life, don't you work?, why are you here 24 hours a day, judging your own posts constantly, all day long, why why why?
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You get drunk off your bath water. DNA.
Ocean Gee

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Adglanni Tso (Big Drunk) is in love with a crook. Dooda Ray Begaye in 2014.
Tired of the Old Ways

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REZident wrote:
<quoted text>Why do we have to wait until January 2013 to hear News from August 2012????
Because that is open government to them stupid Navajo Tribal Officials who do not want to look like idiots. That is why they say that they are all for open government, but never bring out the dirty laundry. Scandals everywhere in the Navajo Tribal government.
NoWay RayBegaye

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Where is Ray Begaye hiding his ugly head these days??? After he lost, looks like he's been hiding under a rock and/or shacking up with his mistress Gloria Champion. What kind of "Christian" man is Ray if he's shacking up with a woman like her?

Ray Begaye is nothing but a crook who got booted out of office by voters who finally woke up. Looks like Russell Begaye is up next in 2014.... Russell is just as crooked and corrupt as his own brother....... must run in the family.
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Gak Hung Jr wrote:
Ray Begaye Jr. is the Navajo Martin Luther King Jr. With a little bit of Al Sharpton thrown in.
You are high. Hope that you are not driving.
What is up in Kirtland

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Feb 9, 2013
 
NoWay RayBegaye wrote:
Where is Ray Begaye hiding his ugly head these days??? After he lost, looks like he's been hiding under a rock and/or shacking up with his mistress Gloria Champion. What kind of "Christian" man is Ray if he's shacking up with a woman like her?
Ray Begaye is nothing but a crook who got booted out of office by voters who finally woke up. Looks like Russell Begaye is up next in 2014.... Russell is just as crooked and corrupt as his own brother....... must run in the family.
What is their next caper? Thought you all in Kirtland didn't want Ray Begaye?

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