NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 08, 1997
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.
(Tulalip Reservation: Dan Lothian) The 5300 square foot "Big House" mansion built with taxpayer money that was intended for the building of HUD homes for the Tulalip Indian tribe featured; scenes shown of the house and the owners/tribe administrators Patty Gobin and Michael Alva, who pilfered the money from the tribe. [Retired contractor Ray ANDERSON, Representative Jerry LEWIS - complain about the misuse of public housing funds.] [ALVA - defends the building of the massive house.] [Tribal member Chuck CAMPBELL, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Michael JANIS - talk about the misuse of the US Housing and Urban Development funds.]