San Manuel siblings fined over $4.5M judgement in murder plot

Two siblings from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in California appear to be resisting a $4.5 million judgement for their roles in a murder-for-hire plot.

In 2008, Stacy Nunez-Barajas, 31, and Erik Barajas, 41, admitted they asked a Mexican Mafia gang leader to murder Leonard Epps. Epps then sued the siblings, saying he has been forced to go into hiding and has been unable to work.

Last August, a jury awarded $4.5 million to Epps. But the award hasn't been paid and the siblings were just fined $3,500 for failing to turn over financial documents regarding their net worth.

The siblings reportedly received per capita payments from their tribe. Both were banished after they admitted their roles in the murder scheme.

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Judge fines San Manuel tribal members for not providing financial records (The San Bernardino Sun 6/21)

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