Malcolm Webber must also serve three years of probation after he's released and forfeit more than $377,000.
Webber was convicted in August on six federal felony charges arising from the Kaweah Indian Nation's false claims that tribal membership gave them U.S. citizenship. The jury acquitted him on a conspiracy count.
The U.S. Probation Office recommended a sentence between 108 and
135 months in prison. Prosecutors recommended 210 months in prison.
The defense said a year in prison is enough.
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