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Judge hears lawsuit over Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe land deal

A judge in Massachusetts heard arguments in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the sale of land to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe.

The tribe agreed to buy 45 acres in the city of Fall River for $4.5 million. The tribe secured options on another 255 acres for $16.3 million.

A group that includes the leader of the state-recognized Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe says the deal is illegal because the state hasn't authorized casino gambling. "This is the cart before the horse. Casino gaming has not been legalized. The restriction has not been removed," attorney Lesley Rich told the judge, The Fall River Herald News reported.

The Fall River Redevelopment Authority, which owns the land being sold to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, says the group hasn't proved the deal violates any state laws.

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Judge hears arguments in casino land sale case (The Fall River Herald News 10/27)

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