Default judgment issued in 'membership' case
A Texas judge issued a default judgment against an unrecognized group that is accused of selling "membership" cards to immigrants.

The Kaweah Indian Nation of Kansas is not recognized by the state or federal government. Its leaders failed to respond to a lawsuit in Texas for selling fake memberships to immigrants, the judge ruled.

Immigrants said they paid up to $400 in hopes of gaining U.S. citizenship through the Kaweah group.

Get the Story:
Judge rules against unrecognized Wichita tribe (AP 11/20)

Related Stories:
Texas seeks final judgment against fake tribe (11/7)
Pair accused of selling fake tribal memberships (11/2)
Leader of fake tribe remains locked up on charges (9/18)
Leader of fake tribe arrested in immigration scam (9/7)
Kaweah Nation denies scamming immigrants (8/29)
NIHB Chair: Tribal membership not for sale (8/24)
Texas sues fake tribe for selling 'membership' (8/22)
Opinion: Immigrants fall for citizenship scams (8/21)
Unrecognized tribe cites 10K immigrant recruitments (8/15)
Arrests linked to tribe selling 'membership' (8/14)
Fake tribe offers membership to Mexican nationals (8/10)