Bank Wants Out Of Paskenta Tribe Embezzlement Suit
Law360, Washington (November 2, 2015, 9:15 PM EST) -- A local bank asked a California federal judge Monday to dismiss it from a suit alleging an embezzlement conspiracy by former tribal leaders of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, saying the bank had no obligation to police the activities of its customers.
Responding to claims from tribe members that the bank facilitated the scheme by refusing to question large withdrawals by tribal officials, Cornerstone Community Bank said the fault lay with tribe members and their leaders and asked U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to dismiss the claims against the bank and its chief executive officer, Jeffery Finck....
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