Tribal Payments End for Mashantucket Members

Tribal members once received as much as $10K per month, according to reports.

Tribal payments are coming to an end for Mashantucket Pequot Tribe members who once received a monthly share of casino revenue.

A tribal source tells The Associated Press that the last payments are being made on Friday. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because of sensitivity over details of the assistance.

The Day of New London reports that the payments were once said to range from $7.500 to $10,000 per month.

The tribe halted a per-capita distribution of revenue from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in 2010 amid financial struggles.

The tribal source said transitional payments then started at the reduced amount of $1,500 per month to help members adjust, but the tribe announced they would stop this month.

Tribe spokesman Bill Satti said it does not comment on personal matters.

The end of the payments was first reported by The Day of New London.

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