The Joseph Saveri Law Firm is Co-Lead Counsel in a lawsuit filed in March 2015 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California on behalf of the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians against former tribal officials.
The suit, Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians et al. v. Crosby et al., brings civil RICO and various California state law claims to seek monetary compensation for the Tribe.
The suit alleges that certain former tribal officials and others formed and operated a RICO enterprise to loot tens of millions of dollars in tribal moneys that were ultimately used for their own personal benefit.
Specifically, the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians allege that former tribal officials spent the Tribe’s funds on luxury homes, expensive cars, private jet travel, exclusive entertainment, vacations, and other personal expenses. Several of the former tribal officials have been federally indicted on claims that closely track the Tribe’s claims in this civil action.