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Witness says fake tribe pulled in $30K a day
Friday, August 8, 2008
Filed Under: Law

A fake tribe in Kansas that sold "memberships" to immigrants was pulling in $30,000 a day, a former employee testified in court on Thursday.

Eduviges del Carmen-Zamora worked for the Kaweah Indian Nation and its self-proclaimed leader Malcolm Webber. She said immigrants were told they could obtain U.S. citizenship and other benefits if they belonged to the fake tribe.

Zamora pleaded guilty to not reporting a felony and agreed to testify against Webber, who is charged with various fraud and immigration charges.

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Witness says Kaweah made $30,000 daily (The Wichita Eagle 8/8)

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