Judge to proceed with trial over Crow Creek auction
A federal judge will go ahead with a trial over an Internal Revenue Service auction of 7,100 acres owned by the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota.

The IRS auctioned the land to satisfy over $3.1 million in back employment taxes that it says the tribe owes. The tribe has the ability to repurchase the land Judge Roberto Lange noted in a decision this week.

The trial is scheduled for March 29-30. The tribe has indicated it might need more time to come up with the money to buy the land back or to negotiate with the IRS.

Court Decision:
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe v. IRS (January 6, 2010)

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