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Texas seeks final judgment against fake tribe

The state of Texas is seeking a default judgment against a fake tribe accused of selling "memberships" to immigrants.

The state sued the Kaweah Indian Nation of Kansas and its leader, Malcolm L. Webber, for allegedly violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act. The state says the Kaweah group sold memberships to immigrants for $400 with promises of U.S. citizenship.

Webber, who is also known as "Grand Chief Thunderbird IV," denies the charges. But he failed to respond to the lawsuit, so the state is asking for a default judgment. A hearing is set for November 19.

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State seeks quick end to tribe membership case (AP 11/7)

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