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Kaweah Nation denies scamming immigrants
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Filed Under: National

The Kaweah Indian Nation of Kansas says it is not selling membership to immigrants for thousands of dollars.

The unrecognized group says other people are using its name to sell membership cards. But "High Chief" Manuel Urbina has already admitted to recruiting 10,000 immigrants.

The group is facing federal and state investigations. Texas has already charged two people connected to the group on immigration charges.

Get the Story:
Tribe says reputation tarnished by phony representatives (AP 8/29)

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Opinion: Immigrants fall for citizenship scams (8/21)
Unrecognized tribe cites 10K immigrant recruitments (8/15)
Arrests linked to tribe selling 'membership' (8/14)
Fake tribe offers membership to Mexican nationals (8/10)



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