Man sentenced for selling fake tribal memberships
A Florida man was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for selling fake tribal memberships.

Audie Watson, 76, was convicted several mail fraud and money laundering charges. He sold membership in the Pembina Nation, Little Shell Band of North America, for $1,500 per person or $2,000 per couple.

Watson told immigrants that tribal membership cards could help them win U.S. citizenship.

The Pembina Nation is not federally recognized and is not affiliated with the Little Shell Tribe of Montana.

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Tamarac man convicted of selling tribal memberships sentenced (The South Florida Sun Sentinel 12/9)