A Texas judge grants a permanent injunction against the Wichita-based Kaweah Indian Nation and its self-proclaimed chief, Malcomb Webber.
The unrecognized tribe is accused of defrauding illegal immigrants by falsely claiming they could get Social Security numbers if they bought tribal memberships.
The Texas attorney general's office had filed a lawsuit accusing Webber and his group of violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
The lawsuit is still pending against two other defendants. And a spokesman for the Texas attorney general's office said a ruling on any penalties and restitution will be made after the entire case is settled.
A court-appointed attorney for Webber has said Webber was a victim of renegade underlings.