Monday, December 10, 2018
Galanda Broadman Files Appeal to 9th Circuit Over RICO violations at NOOKSACK
"Affirming the District Court would inoculate racketeering conspiracies that infiltrate tribal governments from the force of RICO. While RICO would continue to deter individuals from conspiring to defraud federal, state, and local governments, tribal governments would be left uniquely exposed to mail fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy. The Court should apply RICO in the face of all pretend-governmental racketeering. This Court should not create a blanket affirmative defense to civil RICO activity in Indian Country where defendants can baldly proclaim 'intra-tribal dispute' and be free from prosecution."
Natives deserve protection from Natives.....the opposition doesn't think so:
Chief Judge Dodge,
Ms. Rabang, Ms. Oshiro and the other Appellants (collectively “Rabang”) simply seek to collaterally attack Tribal Court eviction orders with which they disagree.
The District Court correctly set aside Rabang’s fantastic allegations of illegitimate actions and saw the case for what it is, dismissing all claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The decision of the District Court should be affirmed.
TURTLE TALK blog has the filings