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Leader of fake tribe on trial for immigration scam

The leader of a fake tribe in Kansas is being tried today in connection with a scam that promised U.S. citizenship to immigrants.

Malcolm Webber, also known as Grand Chief Thunderbird IV, leads a group called the Kaweah Indian Nation. He sold $600 "tribal membership" cards to immigrants and told them it would help them cross the border and win U.S. citizenship.

Several immigrants and others connected to the scam have pleaded guilty. Webber has maintained he is acting as a sovereign government.

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Kaweah leader's trial to begin today (AP 8/5)

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