Following a 2008 payroll audit of the Kiowa Casino, the Internal Revenue Service
advised the Kiowa Business Committee of a number of “red flags” which surfaced
in other areas of expenditures and accounting which deserved closer inspection
and monitoring. Subsequent external audits of all Casino financial operations also
suggested questionable revenue mismanagement and faulty accountability even
into the pre-opening development period.
Further inspection by the IRS and other auditors seemed to confirm the original
IRS assessment and the current KBC then realized a need for an expanded
investigation into all aspects of Kiowa gaming operations, including the Kiowa
Gaming Commission, and even into previous KBC and other Tribal entity
The current KBC is applying the directive of an issue passed by Kiowa Indian
Council vote in launching an investigation into the questioned
management/mismangement of all Kiowa gaming monies and all other tribal
entities and accounts in accordance with the KIC directive, and also in accordance
with ARTICLE V, Section 2., paragraph g. of the Kiowa Constitution & Bylaws.
Documentation generated by the investigation and which is a matter of public
record will be periodically posted here as the investigation progresses and a
descriptive narrative will accompany each posting.