MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma – Bacone College has been scheduled for a sheriff’s sale Dec. 14. As previously reported, Bacone College lost a civil case to MHEC LLC, a contractor the college had hired, but never paid. Bacone’s inability to pay the resulting million dollar judgment led to a sheriff’s sale, originally scheduled for April 27. This auction was canceled for unknown reasons, however on Nov. 15 a new notice of sheriff’s sale, scheduled for Dec. 14 was entered into the court record of the case.
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation National Council issued a press release on April 26 addressing the previously scheduled sheriff’s sale.
“The Muscogee (Creek) National Council, based on review of the status of Bacone College and pending sale, will not pursue any emergency or other efforts to purchase the institution. This decision is based on the Council’s responsibility to perform its “due diligence” in performing its responsibilities, a consensus of National Council Representatives, the advice of the National Council staff attorney, as well as findings resulting from a preliminary property acquisition process.”
Mvskoke Media will have ongoing coverage of Bacone College and the sheriff’s sale.