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Miccosukee Tribe returns Billy Cypress to power despite theft claim
Miccosukee Tribe returns Billy Cypress to power despite theft claim (March 8, 2016)

The tribe needed a new leader because former chairman Colley Billie was removed from office last November amid allegations of $82 million in financial mismanagement.


Miccosukee Tribe removes Chairman Colley Billie from office
Miccosukee Tribe removes Chairman Colley Billie from office (November 11, 2015)

Tribal members accused Colley Billie of removing $82 million from a reserve account tied to an ongoing taxation dispute.


Appeals court opens leader of Miccosukee Tribe to IRS summons
Appeals court opens leader of Miccosukee Tribe to IRS summons (June 2, 2015)

Chairman Colley Billie claimed immunity but the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals said the tribe's sovereignty is not superior to that of the United States.


Judge delays contempt decision for chairman of Miccosukee Tribe
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Judge delays contempt decision for chairman of Miccosukee Tribe (December 23, 2014)

The new Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act, which became law in September, is now an issue in the case.


Chair of Miccosukee Tribe faces contempt over dispute with IRS
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Chair of Miccosukee Tribe faces contempt over dispute with IRS (December 9, 2014)

A December 15 hearing could determine whether Chairman Colley Billie is held in contempt for refusing to turn over financial information about tribal members.