Chief of Kaweah Indian Tribe Expected to Testify

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ The self-proclaimed grand chief of the
Kaweah Indian Nation is expected to take the stand this week in his
federal trial in Wichita.

Attorneys for Malcolm Webber begin their defense Tuesday and are
expected to put Webber on the stand.

Webber's charged with selling memberships to legal and illegal
immigrants around the country by falsely claiming the membership
would make them U.S. citizens.

Investigator Roger Visnaw testified Friday that agents found
tribal enrollment rolls with the names of 13,142 people, plus
another 2,000 to 3,000 applications that had not yet been
processed.

Of the 1,000 memberships he studied, Visnaw says only 4 percent
to 5 percent were lawful residents or citizens.


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