Tribe's Atty Can't Evade Charges In Casino Kickbacks Scheme

Law360, Los Angeles (March 25, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Monday refused to toss an indictment accusing an attorney for the 29 Palms Band of Mission Indians and three others of taking part in a bribery scheme, saying prosecutors had sufficiently alleged that the tribe’s award of contracts for construction at its casino was connected to illegal payments.

U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald rejected the defendants' argument that the government had failed to show any payments were made or received "with the requisite corrupt intent to engage in a 'quid pro...
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