Former Winnemucca Indian Colony chair...

Former Winnemucca Indian Colony chairman jailed in California

There are 78 comments on the Reno Gazette-Journal story from Oct 5, 2005, titled Former Winnemucca Indian Colony chairman jailed in California. In it, Reno Gazette-Journal reports that:

The former chairman of the Winnemucca Indian Colony remains in jail in California after his arrest there on suspicion he illegally tried to get into bank accounts holding as much as $180,000 in colony money.

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winnepa

Stockton, CA

#1 Dec 25, 2005
Tribes wish that the news papers would get their facts straight before publishing one sided stories.Allen Ambler says he the Winnemucca Indian Colony's Administrator but has no written membership signed by William Bills stating he's the Admin/nor a member.Allen Ambler was a member of Lovelock Tribe but then kicked out.That is sure strange.Mr.Bills admits he made a mistake hiring Mr.Ambler.Mr.Ambler was just an employee and that is all. Everyone knows he's done this to 6 Tribes including Winnemucca.Federal Officials know about this and now will acting on all the Documents that are being passed around on Allen Ambler.I guess his times has come.Allen Ambler Started in Washington,Oregon,California and three Tribes in Nevada.Lovelock Tribe his own,Fallon Tribe and then Winnemucca.Every Tribe should beware of his way of work,which no Tribe will have anything to do with him now.Sincerely,
Howard,Winnemucca Historian Albany,NY
For the Bill,Bliss,Sope,Howard Families
Full Blooded Native

Reno, NV

#2 Jul 29, 2006
The Winnemucca Indian Colony has a Smoke Shop on the Colony so who's benifiting from the profits? It sure isn't the Winnemucca Colony.The B.I.A should do there job and look into what's going at the Colony.Mr.Ambler and his family and friends are getting rich off of the Smoke Shop. Return of Colony back to the Shoshones. It is so sad that a Native person has to take advantage of their own people this way.As Native American Indians why do we have to betray our own people.A person like Mr.Ambler that betrays another NATIVE AMERICAN is a heartless person.
Tribal Chairman

United States

#3 Jan 21, 2009
I just ran into this load of lies and propoganda. As a Tribal Council Chairman and Council Member for my tribe for the past 28 years, I have never seen a Tribal Leader accomplish so much for his Tribe as Allen Ambler. The Lovelock Tribe was a "joke" in competition with McDermitt for the bottom spot on the most unfunctional tribes in Nevada. In a matter of 2 or 3 years he took his Tribe to a position of leadership in the Inter Tribal Council of Nevada. As far as William Bills is concerned, he is full-blooded Filipino and was adopted by Ermon Bills when he was 16. His name is William Revelar Gutierez. He was a complete fraud. He approached Mr. Ambler in his position of the Nevada Indian Environmental Coalition to seek assistance in developing a Tribal Environmental Program. He did this as the Vice-Chairman of the Winnemucca Colony Council which he was at the time. The NIEC provided this service as they did for the majority of the tribes in Nevada. Mr. Bills committed fraud against the members of the Winnemucca Indian Colony. Mr. Ambler's only reason for his involvement with Winnemucca was to help them get some services. The Colony Council ruled by the Wassons for 9 years refused all Federal Funding and provided NO services for the Colony. The smoke shop funds were the sole income of the Wassons and Not the Colony or it's membership since they wouldn't enroll anyone. Someone should look into the facts of the Winnemucca Indian Colony before spewing their garbage.
Tulalip Casino

Visalia, CA

#4 Jan 26, 2009
You say "I just ran into this load of lies and propoganda."
Is the FBI investigation incident report full of lies concerning Allen Ambler? Amblers whole family is listed and I doubt the FBI made this up with addresses, dates ect.
For the last poster to say this is all lies and on the Tribal Council, I think you should rethink your position based on your lack on knowledge.
People know the truth Allen!
winnepa

Stockton, CA

#5 Aug 3, 2009
As for Mr. Bills, he's Pacific Islander /Hawiian, and with the BIA money you get for education you should go back to school. Adoption is legal per the colony's Bylaws and Ca and US Constitution. And for the Membership they are Ermon Bills family which is William Bills family and written signatures support him. Why don't you clean up your own mess because Mr. Bills cleaned up the colony with his own money for the first two years the Wasson's relocated him and his father in 1997. And for William Bills you need to spell and get your information from the Ca Vital dept which no one got permission and which was doctored. This letter states this from California. E.F. Howard Decendant from Winnemucca, Born & Raised.
winnepa

Stockton, CA

#6 Aug 3, 2009
You need ask this question. Southern Ca Tribes that are Mexican, decendant from Aztec Mexico, they are Native. What's the difference Native is Native, being Pacific Islander which is now being reconized as a new Tribe or what. You calling your self Native American must mean Living on Welfare, Missing teeth, Living on a Dump Reservation, Drinking & doing drugs. At Least Mr. Bills Started Cleaning up the Colony and got rid of the Drug dealing. The Wasson's let this go for so long they asked for his help. Mr. Bills did his request. Bills family were born on the Colony and records show with the County Records, The Wassons took the 1916 Relocation Buyout and check their records where they were Born. The bay area of California.They even filed for the Paiute Claims as the Pauite Nation like calling themselves the Shoshone Nation. So until you wana be leaders get you story and Facts straight use your tax payer dollars and BIA money and fix your own problems, Teeth, etc. E.F. Howard
I Live There

Reedley, CA

#7 Nov 19, 2009
Well, the Ayers think they can take over. They took over the land, filled it with nasty beat up cars and drugs. Linda Ayer is the self-proclaimed Chairwoman. What could she possibly be doing at the Tribal Building at all hours of the night? I'm sure this colony has a huge agenda (*sarcasm*). I heard last year there wasn't a Christmas party because the Ayers used the money to take their family on a vacation to Hawaii. I hear people are supposed to go to court to get things figured out. The people seem to know about Allen's antics. Everyone seems to be depending on Bill Bills to come back. My grandma is really hoping for his return, but sadly, I don't think it is going to happen, and it would be great if he did because this place is so impoverished (haha is that a word?) My grandma's story seems to match winnepa's, so obviously you know something. I want colony to be running (the right way!) and get us all new houses. Believe me, I would take on the job, but who the hell is going to listen to a 17 year old? I mean, I want to go to college and all, possibly study the law, but in the mean time, I would like to know the qualifications for a chairperson and what are some legal actions we can take, and is William Bills really going to "save the day"? Sorry if I'm just rambling.
EFHoward

Stockton, CA

#8 Nov 23, 2009
Your right I live there. William Bills won his law suite from the wrongful arrest and others and has 30 Million of his own money to takecare of Winnemucca and the people not only it's enrolled members but for all. He just wanted to make it nice like he did when he lived there before cleanning up the place. But there is always someone not happy. The no-happy one aren't even members at Winnemucca but other places. I was Born on the Colony and are kin of the Bless, Blossoms, Sopes & Bill family. Watchout everyone Mr.Bill has Notorized Signatures from his whole family even from the children to take charge. These people are direct from Winnemucca Indian Colony.Mr. Bill has also using his own Allotted monies from his Oil Deals that on his property that he got from his Adopted dad. These other Tribal members and Tribes just need to worry about their own Tribe and if they don't like it they should get thier own members off the Winnemucca Colony. They can't even takecare of thier own members. Mr. Bill has given no-member Holiday Turkeys & Hams that thier own Tribe should do for them. Anyway. I am full Blooded Shoshone and Speak our language. Listen to your Grandmother I live there. Mr. Bill will help her. E.F.Howard

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#9 Sep 19, 2010
You guys, have you seen
http://www.gid-bank.com/charter.pdf
Mr Bills signed a paper dated 16th July 2009, federal records seem to show Linda Ayer as the chairperson, is the "340 acre colony" so dysfunctional, surly not an example to the world, someone must care somewhere?
How are you supervising such a deposit bank, if it is not bogus that is; do you know it is going on anyway in your name as a "sovereign" nation?
E FHoward

United States

#10 Dec 3, 2010
bui sadee wrote:
You guys, have you seen
http://www.gid-bank.com/charter.pdf
Mr Bills signed a paper dated 16th July 2009, federal records seem to show Linda Ayer as the chairperson, is the "340 acre colony" so dysfunctional, surly not an example to the world, someone must care somewhere?
How are you supervising such a deposit bank, if it is not bogus that is; do you know it is going on anyway in your name as a "sovereign" nation?
Are you guys members of the Winnemucca Tribe. I think not. Your enrolled in other Tribes. The County of Winnemucca and State Of Nevada show the Wasson's weren't even from and Born in Winnemucca but California. Ambler and Linda Ayers are enrolled in Lovelock Indian Colony.If you are so concern why don't you clean up the colony. Mr. Bills tried out of his own pocket for two years. Why hasn't Thomas R Wasson Passed the Poly-Graph from 2000 to todays date and refuses to do a DNA Test. William Bills has and Cleared the first day in 2000. What about that.Glen Wasson and his group even tried to file for the Paiute Claimed and BIA showed proof and turned them down. What about that. How did the Wasson's get a house on the Susanville Rancheria in Susanville, Ca. You must be a member. The records show they took the 1916 Census RELOCATION money and that's how they ended up there. You people need to look into records before assuming things. I was Born, Raised and proud to be from Winnemucca Indian Colony.The Wasson's can't be part Western Shoshone too because they would be part Te-Moke or a Allotment Family. Thomas Wasson Sr. doen't even show Residentship but Lucy Lowery Wasson does because she was enrolled another Tribe like Elverine Castro. Te-Moke Records show also. People look deep.If you lived on or by the Winnemucca Colony all your life why haven't you helped? Give Mr. Bills help or move over because he's here with a ARMY behind him now. 74 member 58 family and 51 signature notorized supporting his leadership. Nothing else to say but move over here he comes again for the PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!
EFHoward

San Jose, CA

#11 Feb 27, 2011
Hey Bui sadee, did you know that bank is what Mr. Bills gave to the Tribe for his law Suites he won. He donated 12.5 Million and is ready to put in new housing and to get rid of Allen Ambler etc. Mr. Bills also all these years cleaned up the colony out of his own pocket without being asked. Reciepts show. What have you done for the colony.What Tribe are you enrolled in. Stick with your own Tribe and stay out of others unless you can help. Mr. Bills got rid of drug trafficking before and now has to do it again. The Wasson's were the one who brought Mr. Bills to the colony too. Mr. Bills also just hired their own law enforcement.All the people want to complain but don't belong there. Mr. Bills has 51 enrolled notorized signatures supporting his leadership. There's a renewed Sheriff in town and you wana bee better go back to your own RESERVATION.Hawaii is now getting recognized as a new Tribe. Woo Mr. Bills Grandfather was born there too. Oh no you guys are in trouble here to. So you want a real Native to leave the Winnemucca Colony. I guess not. Mr. Bills is the Winner here to clean it up. So if you want him gone stand in line. He's not a looser like you guys. He's doing this for the Membership and the people. Wasson's and Ambler & Ayer's never did anything all these years. Look something Mr.Bills has developed but you'll have to see the news. He's making money and going to put it to good use. Housing, Services, Nice living for the PEOPLE>!!!!!!!!!!E.F.Howard . Born and raised on the Colony.
EFHoward

United States

#12 Feb 27, 2011
The Big Question is Has Thomas R Wasson or Why Hasn't Thomas R Wasson Passed the Poly-Graph Test and DNA Test. He still refuses to do the DNA to this day of 27th of February 2011 and still hasn't passed the poly-graph. Also by ex-vice chairman Richard P Tom and his wife Elaine Tom witness leslie Smart, His girlfriend Red and Wilford Crutcher jr. and his girlfrien Tanya Wright seen looking over Glenn E Wasson's Body and went into the building coming out a lenghthly time and then calling in the PD later. Why did call in so late. We all think the ravanged through Glenn E Wasson's things. That a big question to asking if you people are so concerned. Look into the facts again. Allen Ambler saying they KILLED the wrong Glenn Wasson. Lovelock also had a Glenn Wasson which Allen Ambler argured with allot for the power of Chairmanship but Allen lost and stayed with Winnemucca. More to come.!!!!!!!!!EFHoward.
EFHoward

Marysville, CA

#13 Mar 13, 2011
Why does people like the Wasson's who are members of Susanville Rancheria want to control the Winnemucca Indian Colony. They had all these years and never did anythinf for the people. Enrolled or Resident members. It's the Colony. So you people look at this. Why did Glenn E. Wasson have the Tribes money in his own Bank Account. The Bank gave Mr. Bills the Copy & Documents to show. BIA had the Documents. That's strange and when Mr. Bills showed everyone what they were doing and that's why the Wasson's wanted to get rid of Mr.Bills. Documents show. Why wouldn't the Wasson's open the Check Book for everyone to see also. membership were turn down in addition. The State Of Nevada & Humboldt County Nv showed the Wasson's weren't even from the State and County. You people support this. Why don't you go back to where you are enrolled at and deal with your own Tribe. Cleanup your own mess, you know who I'm talking about. See where your family is enrolled at and see if you have a standing which we doubt. EFHoward
EFHoward

Fresno, CA

#14 Mar 18, 2011
Tribal Chairman wrote:
I just ran into thi load of lies and propoganda. As a Tribal Council Chairman and Council Member for my tribe for the past 28 years, I have never seen a Tribal Leader accomplish so much for his Tribe as Allen Ambler. The Lovelock Tribe was a "joke" in competition with McDermitt for the bottom spot on the most unfunctional tribes in Nevada. In a matter of 2 or 3 years he took his Tribe to a position of leadership in the Inter Tribal Council of Nevada. As far as William Bills is concerned, he is full-blooded Filipino and was adopted by Ermon Bills when he was 16. His name is William Revelar Gutierez. He was a complete fraud. He approached Mr. Ambler in his position of the Nevada Indian Environmental Coalition to seek assistance in developing a Tribal Environmental Program. He did this as the Vice-Chairman of the Winnemucca Colony Council which he was at the time. The NIEC provided this service as they did for the majority of the tribes in Nevada. Mr. Bills committed fraud against the members of the Winnemucca Indian Colony. Mr. Ambler's only reason for his involvement with Winnemucca was to help them get some services. The Colony Council ruled by the Wassons for 9 years refused all Federal Funding and provided NO services for the Colony. The smoke shop funds were the sole income of the Wassons and Not the Colony or it's membership since they wouldn't enroll anyone. Someone should look into the facts of the Winnemucca Indian Colony before spewing their garbage.
For this Chairman supporting Allen Ambler stick with your own Tribes problems. William Bills didn't ask for any help. EPA came over to the colony and saw Mr. Bills was cleanning up the Colony and was paying for it out of his own pocket. EPA suggested the program and informed him on Allen Ambler. Mr. Bills Uncle also work for the EPA and told the EPA what Mr. Bills was doing so that's why they came to the Colony to see what he was doing. All Allen Ambler want from Winnemucca at the time was the TPA Funds which Glen Wasson and the Council told him Lovelock could have it.Allen Ambler signed a contract with Winnemucca which is on record to work as the Administrator, 6months after Ambler was fired and refused to give back the Winnemucca Smoke Shop and all other Bank accounts etc. So you tell us who's wrong. All 1750 Agency's Documents and all of Mr. Bills record show what everyone was doing. From Glen Wasson having the Tribes money in his own Bank Accounts and SSN.#.BIA & Safe Trails were aware of this. The BofA of Winnemucca printed out the proof to Mr. Bills and Mr. Bills gave it to the Agency's. Next thing you know Glen got killed and the Wasson's family went on a spending spree. Records show also. So Mr. Nevada Chairman for 28 years what do you have to say about all of this. Are you a Attorney. I think not. How far have you made it through school. Keep to your own business. Allen Ambler has done allot of bad things to 9 other Tribes but made paperwork disappear when he was in charge. That's why he was able to get away with it all these years. Mr. Bills kept documents and caught Ambler. He was taught to do the right thing comming from a law enforcement family of 17 officer him being one himself. You wana bee's need to look into Mr. Bills history deeper to see who he really is. You'll be surprised. More news to come later.EFHoward.
Neil

Durham, UK

#15 Apr 14, 2011
Sorry I'm going completely off post here......i'm from the UK and it looks like our company has been cheated out of $400,000.00 for an elaborate financing scam. We paid some money into the GID Bank care of the Winnemucca Indian Colony Escrow Account which also involved a company called United Equity Partners, the owner of which was guy called Virgil Hentz. He was working with a guy called Louis Michael Pihakis, it's all linked in with the Government notice see below:

http://www.justice.gov/usao/az/press_releases...

http://www.investmentfraudtimes.com/other/390...

It's a long shot but I am trying to find out if anyone in the native Indian community knows anything about these people.

My e-mail is [email protected]

Thanks
idiots

Chicago, IL

#16 May 5, 2011
louis pihakis ang co have been defrauding u. s business men for 5 decades..

nothing new.
realnative

Guthrie, OK

#17 Jul 28, 2011
is this even a real tribe? like federally recognized? if so, how many members and are they really "indian" looking?
chicago

Evanston, IL

#18 Dec 2, 2011
Have you guys ever heard of the fountain pen conspiracy???? Louis pihakis was indicted back in 1971 and the book was based on him.

FRAUD FRAUD AND FRAUD
Neil

Woking, UK

#19 Apr 16, 2012
chicago wrote:
Have you guys ever heard of the fountain pen conspiracy???? Louis pihakis was indicted back in 1971 and the book was based on him.
FRAUD FRAUD AND FRAUD
Yes I have heard of this. Pihakis is due in court July 31st in Arizona. He was due in court on 3 separate occassions to change his plea to guilty. Apparently he could not attend as he has suffered a stroke....... this is the only bit of goods news I have heard about this low life parasite, scum bag poor excuse of a human being

WHO SAID THERE IS NO GOD AND JUSTICE
Arnold Plumlee

Alpha, IL

#21 Jun 20, 2012
He escaped once again !!!!!!

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