Judge dismisses Miccosukee Tribe's suit against ex-chairman

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida filed against its former chairman Billy Cypress.

The lawsuit accused Cypress of conspiring with two attorneys and others to cheat the tribe out of $26 million. Judge Marcia Cooke did not rule on the merits and said the dispute belonged in tribal court or state court.

Cypress led the tribe for 22 years. During that time, the attorneys that were named in the lawsuit were paid $50 million for tribal services, The Miami Herald reported.

Turtle Talk has posted documents from the case, Miccosukee Tribe v. Cypress.

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