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Honorary Board Member

Saving America's Horses
19510 Van Buren Blvd Ste F3236
Riverside , California 92508
United States

Company Description: The SAVING AMERICA'S HORSES Y-Gen Ambassador Program is dedicated to raising awareness and compassion through the education of Amercia's youth about responsible...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    San Ildefonso Pueblo
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Saving America's Horses Celebrity-Board, 21 Sept 2013 [cached]
Paul Rainbird Paul Rainbird: Former 1st Lt. Governor of San Ildefonso Pueblo, Former Chief Judge and Planning Director and Economic Development Coordinator for the Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico. He is a Consultant and Business owner of Rainbird Consulting/First Nations Telecom he worked with Nambe Pueblo as a Tribal Planner to coordinating a Cultural Festival in Santa Fe and he presently works with his tribe, San Ildefonso Pueblo, as an advisor and coordinator of tribal programs and projects.
Rainbird gets jail time in ..., 17 Oct 2011 [cached]
Rainbird gets jail time in cigarette-taxes case
A federal judge sentenced Paul Rainbird, former lieutenant governor of San Ildefonso Pueblo, to 33 months in prison and fined him more than $90,000 for selling contraband cigarettes.
Rainbird, 58, who in the mid-1990s directed the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, which sponsors the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, pleaded guilty in July to two felony charges and five misdemeanors related to selling untaxed cigarettes over the Internet from a location in Albuquerque.
Rainbird was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Browning and must report to federal marshals this week.
Court documents show Rainbird's business sold more than $20 million worth of cigarettes between 2003 and his arrest in 2008.
Before entering into the plea agreement, federal prosecutors alleged that Rainbird, through his business American Indian CigCo, evaded paying more than $7 million in cigarette taxes. The government says Rainbird's enterprise had more than 6,000 out-of-state customers in about 30 states.
The misdemeanor counts to which he pleaded involved failure to notify state officials in Illinois, New York and Maryland about his sales.
Rainbird admitted to using false documents to buy tax-free cigarettes from two Albuquerque wholesalers.
The fines imposed in his sentence include $60,000 to be paid to San Ildefonso Pueblo and $34,500 in restitution to the state Taxation and Revenue Department.
In addition to the prison time and fines, the federal government confiscated nearly $170,000 from four bank accounts, a 2001 Chevrolet Corvette, a 2004 Infinity FX and 4,829 cartons of cigarettes.
Rainbird isn't the only American Indian official who has been in the news in recent months over tax-free cigarette issues.
Voices of voters, 8 Oct 2004 [cached]
"I look at Cheney and his record, and I found without doubt that he was very misleading," said Paul Rainbird, a former president of Southwestern Association for Indian Arts.
Saving America's Horses Press [cached]
Lt. Governor of San Ildefonso Pueblo, Paul Rainbird joins the film as Honorary Board Member 11/3/09
Santa Fe New Mexican [cached]
The co-founder of the corporation -- which also includes members from the San Ildefonso, Choctaw and Apache nations -- is Paul Rainbird, a tribal attorney for San Ildefonso Pueblo and Nambé Pueblo planner.
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