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Disenrolled Pechangas seek $38M in damages


More than 130 former members of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians want at least $38 million in damages from the tribe.

The disenrolled members were cut off from their monthly $15,000 per capita checks. They say they are entitled to the money for the 19 months they have not been paid.

The amount was specified in the second of two lawsuits filed on behalf of the ousted Pechangas. The tribe says its membership decisions can't be challenged in court.

Get the Story:
Disenrolled Pechanga members specify minimum dollar amount they are seeking in lawsuit (The North County Times 8/4)

Relevant Links:
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians - http://www.pechanga.com
Pechanga Tribal Disenrollment - http://www.pechanga.info
Bureau-of-Indian-Affairs.com, Disenrollment site - http://www.bureau-of-indian-affairs.com

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