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Richard Milanovich dies at 69; Agua Caliente Band chairman

Richard Milanovich

Richard Milanovich brought new wealth and political muscle to tribes throughout the state by expanding gambling on tribal lands.

Richard Milanovich, who as chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians helped to usher in a new age of wealth and political muscle for many Native Americans through the expansion of tribal casinos in California, died Sunday at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. He was 69 and had cancer.

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One Response to Richard Milanovich dies at 69; Agua Caliente Band chairman

  1. Max Liebermann

    March 13, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Our condolences to the family, what a great man, we have talked to him many times, and he was featured in DLNews often; particular with his friend and fellow philanthropist Jackie Lee Houston. 

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