Arts, Books, Entertainment, Film, Music
Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement
Education in Indian Country
Federal Recognition Database
Health, Indian Health Service
Indian Law, Tribal Law
Politics and Policy
Judge dismisses Miccosukee Tribe's suit against ex-chairman
Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2013
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that the
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
Get the Story:
Miccosukees lose federal racketeering case against former chairman, Miami lawyers
(The Miami Herald 10/3)
Miccosukee Tribe accuses ex-chair, Billy Cypress, of stealing $26M
Join the Conversation
202 630 8439 (THEZ)
Trending in News
Tribes rush to respond to new coronavirus emergency created by Trump administration
'At this rate the entire tribe will be extinct': Zuni Pueblo sees COVID-19 cases double as first death is confirmed
Arne Vainio: 'A great sickness has been visited upon us as human beings'
Arne Vainio: Zoongide'iwin is the Ojibwe word for courage
Cayuga Nation's division leads to a 'human rights catastrophe'
Police make no arrests at home of Native politician in Canada
Connecticut tribes hope for second shot at federal recognition