Prisoner rats on ex-Seminole chief
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MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2002

A convicted felon in Florida claims ex-Seminole tribal chief Jim Billie took money from the sale of tribal aircraft.

Charles H. Kirkpatrick is serving a 13-month sentence in federal prison for tax evasion. He claims he made payouts in the tens of thousands to Billie.

Billie was ousted from the tribe last year. His business activities are reportedly the subject of an FBI investigation.

Get the Story:
Ex-pilot tells of payments to former Seminole chairman (AP 6/3)
Inmate tells of tribal deals (The St. Petersburg Times 6/2)

Relevant Links:
The Seminole Tribe -
The Seminole Truth-

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