Soboba Band leader accused of accepting bribes
Robert Salgado, the chairman of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians of California, was indicted on 36 bribery and income tax charges.

Salgado, 67, is accused of soliciting more than $250,000 in bribes from four vendors that did business with the tribe. He allegedly told the companies that they needed to pay him in order to maintain or obtain contracts.

Federal prosecutors also say Salgado hid his true income from the Internal Revenue Service. The indictment covers the years 2001 through 2006

Salgado was released on $150,000 bail and will return to court on November 2 for his arraignment.

Get the Story:
Chairman of Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians arrested in bribery case (The Los Angeles Times 10/24)
Soboba tribal chairman indicted in $250,000 bribery case (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 10/24)
Soboba chairman, Diamond Bar man indicted in bribery case (The San Gabriel Valley Tribune 10/23)
Soboba chairman accused of accepting bribes (The Valley Chronicle 10/23)