Texas Man Jailed For Tribal Membership Sales To Immigrants

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Law360, Dallas (October 11, 2016, 6:04 PM EDT) — A Texas district judge handed down a 33-month jail sentence Tuesday to the purported chief of a non-federally recognized Native American tribe who pled guilty last year to selling membership in the tribe as part of a scheme to defraud undocumented immigrants.

Humberto Reveles of Waco, Texas, who represented himself to be the chief of the Yamassee Nation, pled guilty in March 2015 to charges of selling membership in the tribe. Maria Isabel Lerma, of Brownsville, Texas, pled guilty in June 2015 in the scheme, in…

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