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Miccosukee Tribe accuses ex-chair, Billy Cypress, of stealing $26M

The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida filed a lawsuit against former chairman Billy Cypress, accusing him of stealing $26 million.

The lawsuit says Cypress conspired with others -- including two of the tribe's former attorneys and two former tribal executives -- to steal the money. He allegedly used a tribal credit card on $11.5 million in withdrawals from casino ATMs, $4 million in jewelry and personal items and $4 million in real estate.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court. It's separate from ones that the tribe filed against law firms owned by two former attorneys.

Turtle Talk has posted the complaint in the case, Miccosukee Tribe v. Cypress.

Get the Story:
Lawsuit: Former Miccosukee chief stole millions from tribe (The Miami Herald 7/4)

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