Question: In the last year, how many investigations has your office initiated on fraud or theft?
Goodson: "I don't know the answer to that question. We have not initiated any investigations in fraud or theft."
How many hours of undercover work have you done?
"I'm not going to answer that question."
How many arrests have been made relating to Indian gambling?
"That's a local issue. You'll have to check with the sheriff."
How many complaints of fraud have come from patrons or employees?
"That's a local issue. I don't know."
How many key employees are in the tribal casinos?
"Somewhere between 10,000 and 15,000."
How many names have been turned over to you by the tribes for checking?
"I think we've got about 1,200 applications in house."
How many completed investigations have been turned over to the [California Indian Gambling] Commission?
"Something in the neighborhood of 300."
So, what is the problem with the gap there?
"I don't understand the question."
In other words, in the last three years, you've got 10,000 to 15,000 to check, you've done 1,200, and only 300 have been turned over as completed.
"I don't have the staff to handle that. They were dumped on us all at once."