Indian Frauds: United States v. Reed

Here is the opinion — US v Reed

An excerpt:

Suffice it to say the pleadings filed by Reed to date are plagued with vagueness, confusion, and indecipherable gibberish. Reed appears to be arguing that he is a sovereign, namely that he is a member of the “esens-tribus-family” or the “Little Shell Nation” Indian tribe, and, therefore, he is not subject to the laws of the United States. See Docket Nos. 25, 32, and 34. The indictment alleges that the acts occurred in the District of North Dakota and that he violated federal law.