Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement

Cobell legal team still searching for beneficiaries in Oklahoma

Elouise Cobell and Barack Obama
The late Elouise Cobell meets President Barack Obama at the White House on December 8, 2010. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Attorneys for the Cobell trust fund lawsuit are still looking for beneficiaries in Oklahoma who are owed a share of the $3.4 billion settlement.

Attorney David Smith said about 700 members of the Osage Nation are considered whereabouts unknown or can't be located. They are owed about $9 million.

"The difficulty is that Interior's records are horrible," Smith told Bartlesville Radio, referring to inadequate information kept by the Interior Department.

Nationwide, over 30,000 people who are entitled to a share of the settlement can't be found.

Get the Story:
Attorney Searching for Cobell Settlement Beneficiaries (Bartlesville Radio 5/4)