A payday lending operation affiliated with a Native American tribe is liable for engaging in deceptive practices and violating federal law by failing to disclose loan terms, U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro in Las Vegas has ruled.

The decision, a victory for the Federal Trade Commission, stems from a case involving AMG Services Inc., a Kansas-based payday lender. The defendants included AMG, race car driver Scott Tucker, his now-deceased brother Blaine Tucker, four other people, three Internet-based lending companies and six related firms.

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