Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'immigration'

Border Patrol checks drivers near reservations

The U.S. Border Patrol has set up roadblocks near several reservations in northwestern Washington, the Associated Press reports. The three checkpoints are far from the Canadian border. But they have resulted in a string of arrests that some tribal members...

Leader of fake tribe guilty in immigration scam

A federal jury found a Kansas man who claims he is the leader of a tribe guilty for scamming immigrants with promises of U.S. citizenship. Malcolm Webber calls himself the Grand Chief Thunderbird IV of the Kaweah Indian Nation. Prosecutors...

Witness says fake tribe pulled in $30K a day

A fake tribe in Kansas that sold "memberships" to immigrants was pulling in $30,000 a day, a former employee testified in court on Thursday. Eduviges del Carmen-Zamora worked for the Kaweah Indian Nation and its self-proclaimed leader Malcolm Webber. She...

Leader of fake tribe on trial for immigration scam

The leader of a fake tribe in Kansas is being tried today in connection with a scam that promised U.S. citizenship to immigrants. Malcolm Webber, also known as Grand Chief Thunderbird IV, leads a group called the Kaweah Indian...

Leader of fake tribe headed to trial on fraud charges

The leader of a fake tribe in Kansas is headed to trial for allegedly scamming immigrants with false promises of U.S. citizenship. Malcolm Webber, who calls himself Grand Chief Thunderbird IV, sought to sever his case from fellow members...

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