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Ex-Paskenta Tribe Leaders Lose Appeal Bid In Fraud Suit

Law360, Washington (October 15, 2015, 5:37 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a bid for interlocutory appeal of an August ruling against former leaders of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians accused of running an embezzlement scheme, saying they failed to make clear the tribal law issues they claimed the federal courts cannot decide.

Senior U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. said the former leaders and employees did not show in their motion what issue of tribal law the lawsuit implicates and improperly raised the governance issue for the first time in a reply brief. The judge denied in August a motion by the ex-leaders...

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California Eastern

Nature of Suit

Racketeer/Corrupt Organization


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Date Filed

March 10, 2015

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