"The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, a federally-recognized Indian tribal government that owns and operates Red Hawk Casino, last week won a permanent court injunction against Cesar Caballero, an individual who has falsely claimed affiliation with the Tribe and its Red Hawk Casino. The Tribe sued Caballero in late 2008, upon discovering that he had filed a fictitious business statement with El Dorado County, thereby holding himself out as doing business as the "Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians." Caballero filed a countersuit seeking, among other things, entitlement to revenues from Red Hawk Casino. U.S. District Judge John Mendez dismissed that countersuit with prejudice.
This issue and its associated legal battles have been ongoing for years, during which Caballero undertook a number of actions designed to confuse the public about his affiliation with the Tribe and his right and title to the Tribe's property and federally-recognized sovereign status, through misappropriation of the Tribe's federally-recognized name. Among other things, Caballero diverted the United States Postal Service's delivery of the Tribe's mail to his personal mail box by submitting false paperwork to the USPS. This was a crime for which Caballero was subsequently charged and convicted by the United States. Caballero has appealed that criminal conviction."
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Press Release: Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians Wins Permanent Injunction Against Caballero
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