This class action is one of a number brought against Great Plains Lending and others for predatory lending practices, including one filed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General. According to the complaint, Great Plains posed as a tribal company in an attempt to circumvent lending laws. Under the scheme, the complaint says, loans were made in the name of the tribe, but funds were supplied and loans were processed by non-tribal entities. Profits were also split among non-tribal entities, the complaint says, with the tribes getting 1% interest in the loans plus a service fee. The complaint alleges violations of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) laws and the Electronic Funds Transfer Act.