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Judge issues amended ruling in tribal payday loan lawsuit

A judge in Colorado has reportedly issued an amended opinion in a tribal payday loan case

Judge Morris B. Hoffman acknowledged that 99 percent of the profits from payday loan businesses operated by the Miami Nation and the Santee Sioux Tribe initially went to Scott Tucker, a non-Indian. But he said a 2008 agreement put the tribes in control, and now Tucker is considered an employee of the businesses in question.

The amended decision still affirms the sovereign immunity of both tribes. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers tried to seek information from the tribes and hold their officials in contempt of court.

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