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Man convicted for failing to surrender in tribal mail case


A man convicted in 2011 of diverting mail addressed to the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians was found guilty Tuesday of failing to surrender to serve his sentence in the case.

The guilty verdict followed a two-day jury trial in federal court in Sacramento, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

Cesar Caballero, 46, of Diamond Springs has engaged in a long-running dispute over the tribe’s use of the name, claiming a tribe with which he is affiliated is the real Shingle Springs Band of Miwoks. In August 2010, he submitted three change-of-address orders at the Shingle Springs post office, routing mail addressed to the Shingle Springs Rancheria to Caballero’s address.

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