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Miccosukee Tribe

5/13/2017

article Miccosukee tribe accuses Collier officials of disrespect
(Florida) -- A federally recognized Native American tribe says they aren't getting the respect they deserve from Collier County. The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians says...

3/21/2017

article Video shows self-defense fatal shooting of ex-soldier at Miccosukee casino
(Florida) -- Newly released surveillance videos shows a former U.S. Army soldier threatening and then charging at a car in the Miccosukee casino parking lot, spurring a...

3/20/2017

article Apocalypto Star Rudy Youngblood Arrested for Poker Room Bust Up
(Florida) -- Apocalypto star Rudy Youngblood was arrested for reportedly being drunk and disorderly inside Miami’s Miccosukee Resort & Gaming’s poker...

3/19/2017

article 'Apocalypto' Star Arrested for Casino Drunkenness
(UK) -- Rudy Youngblood -- best known for playing Jaguar Paw in "Apocalypto" -- was arrested for being drunk and obnoxious in a Miami casino.
article Apocalypto star Rudy Youngblood arrested for being drunk and disorderly 'after being abusive to other poker players at casino'
(Florida) -- An actor best known for starring in Apocalypto was arrested for being drunk and disorderly in a casino. Rudy Youngblood, 34, was allegedly verbally abusive...

3/15/2017

article Feds Say Fla. Tribe Can't Dodge Tax Ruling On Casino Cash [sub req]
(Florida) -- The federal government urged the Eleventh Circuit on Monday to uphold a lower court ruling that a Miccosukee Tribe of Indians member was responsible for...

2/13/2017

article FIU joins Miami Heat, Miccosukee tribe to protect the Everglades
(Florida) -- The tropical hardwood hammock habitats in the Florida Everglades are under threat by invasive plants and animals, chemicals and toxins, fires and lack of...

1/31/2017

article Miccosukee, fed up with state and federal efforts, halt python research on tribal lands
(Florida) -- In a move that stunned scientists, the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida has ordered a halt to ongoing research into Burmese pythons on a reservation spread...

1/25/2017

article In self-defense case at Miccosukee casino, slain ex-Army Ranger was the aggressor, evidence shows
(Florida) -- On Christmas night, Miccosukee police arrested and blamed two poker players for the death of Fernando Duarte, an ex-Army Ranger shot to death after a...
article Murder case dropped in killing at Miccosukee casino
(Florida) -- Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped the murder case against two men who claimed self-defense in shooting and killing a former U.S. Army solder at the...

1/17/2017

article Tribe's Ex-GC Changes Mind On Alston & Bird DQ [sub req]
(Florida) -- The former general counsel for the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida withdrew his bid to disqualify Alston & Bird LLP from representing the tribe...

1/14/2017

article Murder case at Miccosukee casino a test for tribal police, state prosecutors
(Florida) -- From suicides to overdoses to accidental drownings, the Miccosukee Police Department has investigated more than two dozen deaths over the decades. But the...

1/13/2017

article Murder case at Miccosukee casino a test for tribal police, state prosecutors
(Florida) -- From suicides to overdoses to accidental drownings, the Miccosukee Police Department has investigated more than two dozen deaths over the decades.

1/11/2017

article Fla. Tribe, Member Urge 11th Circ. To Chuck Tax Ruling [sub req]
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and one of its members urged the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday to overturn a lower court ruling putting them on the hook for...
article Florida Bar Files Ethics Charges Against Attorney
(Florida) -- The Florida Bar Wednesday filed ethics charges against attorney Ramon Manuel Rodriguez, accused of knowingly filing and prosecuting a frivolous perjury case...

12/28/2016

article Former Army Ranger killed outside Miami casino; 2 charged with murder
(Florida) -- Two Florida men have been charged with murder in the shooting death of a former Army Ranger on Christmas day. Fernando Duarte, 33, was killed outside Miami...

12/27/2016

article Former Army Ranger shot to death outside casino after winning prize, family says
(Florida) -- It was Christmas night and former Army Ranger Fernando Duarte had just won a prize while playing the slot machines at the Miccosukee Resort & Casino,...
article Marine Killed Over ‘Poker Room Table Talk,’ 2 Arrested
(Florida) -- Two men are behind bars after a Marine was gunned down outside a South Florida casino on Christmas night. Those men appeared in court Tuesday morning. The...

12/26/2016

article Former Marine Gunned Down Outside Miami Casino on Christmas Night
(Florida) -- A former Marine was gunned down Christmas night at a South Florida casino. Family members of Fernando Duarte said he was shot while leaving the Miccosukee...

12/25/2016

article Jon Hair: The Master of Monumental Monuments
(Ohio) -- One of the preferred definitions in Simple English Wikipedia for Renaissance Man is, “anyone who is very clever at many different things.”

12/20/2016

article Las Vegas-style slots, made legal for Indian casinos, come to Miccosukee
(Florida) -- Several slot games that heretofore were not available at Miccosukee Resort & Casino are now in place at the casino in west Miami-Dade. Unlike the...

12/5/2016

article Feds Say Tribe Member Must Post Bond During Tax Appeal [sub req]
(Florida) -- The federal government pressed a Florida federal judge on Friday to require a member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians to post an appeal bond while she...

9/19/2016

article Judge Won't Change Ruling That Tribal Member Owes Taxes [sub req]
(Florida) -- A Florida federal judge stayed firm Friday on her recent ruling that one member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians was obligated to pay taxes on tribal...

9/5/2016

article OP/ED: Miccosukees lose $1 billion bet with IRS
(Florida) -- More than 50 years after U.S. recognition as a tribe, and more than 25 years after collecting its first dollar via gambling, the steadfastly independent...

8/30/2016

article Lewis Tein Sues Miccosukee Tribe in New Turn in Legal Saga
(Florida) -- The years-long court battle between the Miccosukee Tribe and Miami firm Lewis Tein is flaring up again—but this time, the tables have turned. Lewis...

8/26/2016

article Miccosukees sued by their former lawyers
(Florida) -- Two lawyers who once represented the Miccosukee tribe are suing their former clients, claiming members engaged in a “criminal scheme” to ruin...

8/23/2016

article Judge: Florida tribe's members must pay taxes to IRS
(Florida) -- A judge has ruled that members of a South Florida Indian tribe must pay federal income taxes in a decision that could cost other tribe members millions of...

8/22/2016

article Miccosukee court loss could clear way for IRS to claim $1 billion in back taxes
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Indians have lost a contentious tax case that experts say will strengthen federal government efforts to collect more than $1 billion in...

6/2/2016

article Former Miccosukee Attys Reject Ex-GC's Claims Of Collusion [sub req]
(Florida) -- Former lawyers for the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, who were accused of embezzlement alongside the tribe’s recently re-elected chairman in a failed...

5/19/2016

article Miccosukees to pay $4M to its former lawyers over frivolous lawsuits
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee tribe will pay $4 million to its former attorneys after targeting them in a series of failed lawsuits repeatedly rejected by courts as...

3/28/2016

article Miccosukee Tribe: No Taxes, But No State Hassles
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe runs seven of the eight Indian casinos in Florida. Their $2 billion-plus annual revenues rightfully draw attention as a Native American...

3/14/2016

article Miccosukees steer clear of politics
(Florida) -- “What’s up with the Miccosukees?” Since becoming The Herald’s gambling columnist in January, that’s easily the question I have...

3/7/2016

article Cypress regains chairmanship of the Miccosukee Tribe
(Florida) -- Billy Cypress, a symbol of the Miccosukee Tribe's income-tax war with the federal government, has returned to power as chairman. Cypress, who had lost...

12/26/2015

article Appeals court upholds victory for lawyers sued by Miccosukee tribe
(Florida) -- An appeals court has upheld a Miami federal judge who dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Miccosukee tribe against its former attorneys.

12/24/2015

article Court Backs Dismissal of Case Against Fired Miccosukee Lawyers
(Florida) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has affirmed a Miami federal judge's dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the Miccosukee tribe against its...

12/14/2015

article Lewis Tein Wins Fees In Fla. Tribe's Malpractice Case
(Florida) -- A Florida state judge has ruled that Miami boutique firm Lewis Tein PL is entitled to attorneys' fees and costs after prevailing in a "frivolous...

11/10/2015

article Miccosukee Tribe ousts leader over $1 billion tax dispute with IRS
(Florida) -- The chairman of the Miccosukee Tribe has been ousted because of his efforts to resolve a longstanding dispute with the federal government over an income-tax...

6/25/2015

article Miccosukees absent as residents protest tribal land trust issue
(Florida) -- Initially planned as an informational session, a Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations public meeting on June 8 became a near 90- minute opposition...

6/23/2015

article Miccosukee Tribe chairman speaks out on Everglades water quality
(Florida) -- Members of the Miccosukee Tribe — many who live in the southern Everglades — traditionally let their lawyers speak publicly about restoration of...

6/2/2015

article Miccosukee chair must turn over records in tribe’s tax battle with IRS
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Tribe has been dealt another devastating blow in its marathon legal battle with the U.S. government over failure to report and withhold taxes...
article Miccosukee is relaxing stop on road to, from Miami
(Florida) -- I drive to Miami a lot and almost always take U.S. Route 41, the original Tamiami Trail. (In case you didn’t know, the name Tamiami derives from the...

5/18/2015

article Public meeting on issue of golf course, June 8
(Florida) -- In an effort to resolve the Miccosukee Golf Course land trust issue in Kendale Lakes, the Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations has scheduled a...

5/9/2015

article Another One Bites the Dust: Bernardo Roman Out as Miccosukee Tribe's Chief Counsel
(Florida) -- Bernardo Roman III, the embattled chief counsel to the Miccosukee tribe, abruptly lost his job. He informed Miami-Dade Circuit Judge John Thornton, who is...
article Fla. Miccosukee Tribe In Legal Tangles Fires General Counsel
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida has fired general counsel Bernardo Roman III and his firm, which, along with the tribe, have been involved in a...

5/3/2015

article U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs delays action on golf course
(Florida) -- The decision to extend land trust status to the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club in Kendale Lakes has been delayed by the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs...

4/23/2015

article Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida persists with 'country inside county' petition
(Florida) -- In the spiritual sense, "the land" doesn't belong to the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida, the members of the tribe are just there to...

4/14/2015

article Fla. Tribe Rebuffed In FOIA Suit Targeting Ex-DOJ Atty
(Florida) -- A Florida federal judge on Tuesday turned back the Miccosukee Tribe’s bid for public records on a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney whom the...

3/26/2015

article Fla. Tribe Turns To New Tax Law In Appeal Of IRS Summons
(Florida) -- Debate over the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014 dominated oral arguments Thursday in the Eleventh Circuit in a long-running dispute between the...
article Fla. Tribe Wants RICO Suit Against Ex-Chair In Federal Court
(Florida) -- A Florida tribe argued Thursday before the Eleventh Circuit that a lower court erred when it dismissed a $14 million racketeering suit it brought against...

3/19/2015

article Fla. Tribe Scoffs At Delay Accusations In $1M Sanctions Row
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians on Wednesday denied accusations by its former outside counsel that the tribe sought to delay reconsideration of a $1 million...

2/12/2015

article Buffalo Tiger, Miccosukee Indian rights warrior passes on
(Florida) -- Born and raised in the Florida Everglades, Miccosukee Indian leader, William Buffalo Tiger had a remarkable life, not the least of which was meeting with...

1/29/2015

article Tribe, Attorney Must Pay $1 Million in Sanctions
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee tribe and its attorney must pay $1 million in sanctions for mishandling an embezzlement lawsuit against a former tribal chairman, a federal...

1/26/2015

article Who Gets to Keep Court Registry Fee? Miccosukee's do in This Case
(Florida) -- The case of Carlos Bermudez versus the Miccosukee tribe hit a wall on its 11th trip to the Third District Court of Appeal. Bermudez is holding an...

1/17/2015

article The Penalty Miccosukee Tribe Attorney Got For Filing Unsupported Racketeering Complaint is Huge
(Florida) -- A federal judge ordered more than $1 million in sanctions Friday against Miami attorney Bernardo Roman III, who represented the Miccosukee tribe in its...

1/16/2015

article Federal judge orders Miccosukee, their lawyer to pay more than $1 million to three attorneys
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee tribe and its lawyer must pay more than $1 million to three prominent Miami lawyers accused of malpractice and fraud in an “ignorant...

1/1/2015

article Miccosukee Tribe reveals private side to public, opening doors to their culture
(Florida) -- For the first time, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida shared one of their most sacred dances to the public, signaling they are opening the doors to...

12/30/2014

article Miccosukee Tribe reveals private side to public, opening doors to their culture
(Florida) -- For the first time, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida shared one of their most sacred dances to the public, signaling they are opening the doors to...

12/21/2014

article A path runs through it: Miccosukee tribe protests River of Grass Greenway project
(Florida) -- Quiet protest greeted a public-input meeting last Thursday about the proposed River of Grass Greenway project, which would create a 75-mile-long asphalt or...
article Judge Delays Action on Contempt Motion Following Change in Tribal Law
(Florida) -- Consider the tables turned. In what was supposed to be a hearing on U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga's order for Miccosukee tribal chairman Colley...

12/18/2014

article Sanctions Ruling For Fla. Tribal Leader Waits On 11th Circ.
(Florida) -- The chairman of Florida's Miccosukee tribe gained a further reprieve Thursday from potential sanctions requested by the federal government over his...

12/8/2014

article IRS seeks tax docs from Florida tribe chairman
(Florida) -- A Miami federal judge has set a Dec. 15 hearing for the Miccosukee Indian tribe chairman to explain why he hasn't turned over tax documents to the...
article Miccosukee Tribe Chairman Given Tax Docs Deadline
(Florida) -- A deadline has been set for the Miccosukee Indian tribe chairman to explain why he hasn’t turned over tax documents to the Internal Revenue Service....

11/24/2014

article Florida Supreme Court declines Miccosukee child custody case
(Florida) -- The Florida Supreme Court last week refused to hear a child custody dispute involving a member of the Miccosukee Tribe. The tribe's court awarded...

11/22/2014

article Miami man wins in tribal court legal dispute
(Florida) -- A Miami man has prevailed in his unique legal fight to keep a child-custody dispute out of Miccosukee tribal court. The Florida Supreme Court this week...

11/7/2014

article Tribal Leader Dodges IRS Bid For Contempt Charges
(Florida) -- A Florida federal court on Friday rejected a bid by the U.S. to hold Native American tribal leader Colley Billie in contempt over his refusal to cooperate...

11/6/2014

article Pollution of Florida Everglades hampers Miccosukee tribal traditions
(Florida) -- Two centuries ago the Miccosukee Indians fled from settlers into the Florida Everglades, where they survived off the natural ecosystem with an abundance of...

10/14/2014

article Florida Man Whose Wife Died In DUI Crash Ordered To Pay Driver’s $72K Court Fee
(Florida) -- A Florida man who lost his wife in 1998 when a drug-impaired driver slammed into her car on the Tamiami Trail has been ordered to pay the driver's $72,...

10/13/2014

article Husband of wife killed by Miccosukee driver hit with $72,000 court fee
(Florida) -- Carlos Bermudez lost his wife when a drug-impaired Miccosukee Tribe member slammed into the couple's car with their infant son in the back seat on the...

9/24/2014

article Miccosukees reclaim $5 million in car-crash case
(Florida) -- A Miami-Dade judge gave back almost $5 million to the Miccosukee Tribe on Wednesday, money he had previously ordered paid toward a longstanding judgment...

9/19/2014

article Timing Criticized In Fla. Tribe's Attempt To Oust Judge
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida and its attorneys' recent motion to disqualify the federal judge on a sanctions case over the tribe's...

8/18/2014

article Miccosukee Tribe of Indians Keep Culture Alive
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida announce that they have embarked on a major renovation to their tribal museum and the ribbon-cutting will be on...

7/29/2014

article 2 dead in head-on crash west of Miccosukee casino
(Florida) -- A head-on collision on Tamiami Trail early Monday morning about 11 miles west of the Miccosukee gaming facility and hotel was so violent, police were still...

7/7/2014

article Court: Fla. Indian tribe not liable in car death
(Florida) -- An appeals court has ruled that a South Florida Indian tribe cannot be held liable for a $4.1 million wrongful death judgment stemming from a fatal 1998 car...

7/2/2014

article Miami appeals court rules Miccosukees don’t have to pay $4 million judgment in car-crash case
(Florida) -- A state appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Miccosukee Tribe should not have to pay a $4.1 million jury award to a Miami truck driver for the loss of his...

6/21/2014

article Head-On Collision Kills Miccosukee Police Captain & Another Tribe Member
(Florida) -- An early-morning car crash in West Miami-Dade has devastated the Miccosukee tribe. Officials said off-duty Miccosukee police captain, Duane Billie, 37,...
article Two Miccosukee tribal members, one a cop, killed in violent Tamiami Trail auto wreck
(Florida) -- An off-duty Miccosukee police captain veered into oncoming traffic on Tamiami Trail early Saturday, hitting another car — and killing a fellow tribal...

5/27/2014

article Miccosukee Tribe's Ex-GC Wants Sanctions For Missing Tapes
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida's former general counsel lobbed the latest volley Tuesday in an acrimonious dispute between the tribe and its...

4/23/2014

article Appeal court: Tribal court should not oversee custody dispute case
(Florida) -- A Miami appeals court says a custody dispute between a Miccosukee mother and non-Indian father should remain in state court, not tribal court.

3/31/2014

article Tradition a delicate balance for Florida tribes
(Florida) -- Cobalt blues and salmon pinks flash by like a meteor shower during a new moon as a group of middle school students parade through the main hall of the...

12/23/2013

article Miccosukees fire four tribal police officers; a fifth commits suicide
(Florida) -- The troubled Miccosukee Indian police department has fired four officers, two years after a similar purge decimated the ranks of the West Miami-Dade law...

12/17/2013

article Judge tosses tribe's case against its lawyers
(Florida) -- Two prominent Miami attorneys have won a decisive victory against their former client, the Miccosukee Tribe, in an acrimonious malpractice lawsuit tossed...

12/16/2013

article Miami-Dade judge tosses malpractice case against former Miccosukee lawyers
(Florida) -- A judge has thrown out the Miccosukee Tribe's legal malpractice case against its former lawyers, Guy Lewis and Michael Tein, who were accused of...

11/29/2013

article Miccosukee leader wins reelection, vowing legal fights against rival, top lawyers, IRS
(Florida) -- A slim margin of 23 votes decided the hotly contested leadership of the Miccosukee Tribe, with much riding on Colley Billie’s reelection victory over...

11/21/2013

article Miccosukee child custody case should remain in Florida court, judge rules.
(Florida) -- A custody dispute involving the children of a Miccosukee mother and non-Indian father belongs in a Florida state court, not in a tribal court, a Miami-Dade...

11/4/2013

article Judge: Tribal leader must turn over financial records or face jail
(Florida) -- A Native American tribal leader in Florida will be jailed if he keeps defying an order to turn over financial documents, a judge warned Monday.
article Miccosukee chairman may face contempt of court sanctions in Miami federal court
(Florida) -- Miccosukee Tribe Chairman Colley Billie may be found in contempt of court Monday by a Miami federal judge for failing to turn over income tax and other...

10/30/2013

article IRS takes aim — again — at Miccosukee Tribe
(Florida) -- The Internal Revenue Service is taking aim again at the Miccosukee Tribe, only this time it wants a federal judge to find Chairman Colley Billie in contempt...

10/29/2013

article Miccosukees Battle for the Everglades
(Florida) -- Michael Frank, a 56-year-old Miccosukee Tribe member, points to Bone Island, a small tree-covered hammock in the Everglades that got its name during the...

10/3/2013

article Miccosukee Tribe's federal lawsuit against former chairman dismissed
(Florida) -- A federal judge has ruled a lawsuit by the Miccosukee Tribe in South Florida should be heard in a state court or tribal court.

10/2/2013

article Miccosukees lose federal racketeering case against former chairman, Miami lawyers
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Tribe has lost a bruising legal fight in Miami federal court against its one-time chairman Billy Cypress, accused of stealing millions, and...

9/30/2013

article Jury award in West Miami-Dade double fatality DUI crash: $35 million
(Florida) -- A Miccosukee man must pay $35 million to the family of a retired Maryland couple he killed in a drunk-driving wreck on Tamiami Trail, a jury has ruled.
article Fla. Tribe's Racketeering Suit Against Ex-Chairman Tossed
(Florida) -- A Florida federal judge on Monday dismissed the Miccosukee Tribe's racketeering suit accusing its former chairman of embezzling $14 million from the...

8/15/2013

article Miccosukee Tribe sues IRS over back taxes owed on gambling distributions to members
(Florida) -- On the hook for $170 million in income taxes and related bills, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians is suing rather than settling with the Internal Revenue...

7/5/2013

article Magistrate accuses Miami lawyers of “shell game” with Miccosukee Tribe
(Florida) -- A federal magistrate judge has ordered Miami attorneys Guy Lewis and Michael Tein to stop playing a “shell game” by raising “boilerplate...

5/22/2013

article IRS bills Indian tribe $170M for failing to report payments to members
(Florida) -- The Internal Revenue Service has ordered a Florida Indian tribe to pay $170 million for failing to withhold taxes on gambling distributions.
article IRS hits Miccosukee Tribe with $170M bill
(Florida) -- The Internal Revenue Service has hit the Miccosukee Tribe with a $170 million bill for failing to withhold taxes from gambling profits given to members,...
article Tribe Must Arbitrate Embezzlement Claims
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Indians must arbitrate claims a former tribal chairman embezzled millions from its Morgan Stanley accounts, a federal judge ruled.

5/21/2013

article IRS slams Miccosukee Indians with hundreds of millions in tax liens
(Florida) -- The Internal Revenue Service has slammed the Miccosukee Indians with a bill of $170 million for the West Miami-Dade tribe’s failure to report and...

4/21/2013

article Nine years later, Miccosukee checkpoint on Loop Road persists despite complaints
(Florida) -- In the fading daylight, 22 miles west of Krome Avenue, an armed, uniformed Miccosukee security officer idled inside a white SUV just south of the state road...

4/16/2013

article Miami attorney accused of perjury contradicts former Miccosukee clients’ testimony
(Florida) -- A former defense attorney for two Miccosukee Indians who lost a fatal car-crash lawsuit testified Tuesday that, contrary to what the West Miami-Dade tribe...
article Miccosukee Tribe member testifies she didn’t pay her Miami lawyers in perjury hearing
(Florida) -- A Miccosukee Tribe member who was once represented by two high-profile Miami lawyers in a fatal car-crash case testified Monday at their perjury-sanctions...

3/21/2013

article Miccosukee Tribe fires police chief yet again
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Tribe has once again fired its police chief, this time booting Bobby Richardson after just one year on the job.

3/4/2013

article Fla. Tribe Filed 'Nasty' Motion In Malpractice Suit: Law Firm
(Florida) -- Lewis Tein PL asked a Florida state court on Friday to find the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida in contempt in response to a motion the tribe filed...

3/1/2013

article Rep. Nuñez to Gov. Rick Scott: Fight Miccosukees to block chance of golf-course casino
(Florida) -- State Rep. Jeanette Nuñez is enlisting Gov. Rick Scott in an effort to stop the Miccosukee Tribe from getting the chance to turn a Kendall Lakes golf course...

2/11/2013

article Residents concerned over Miccosukee golf club issue
(Florida) -- Residents in one South Florida neighborhood are upset over a controversial golf club plan they say could bring problems to their neighborhood.

11/28/2012

article Miccosukee Indian disputes lawyers’ account about source of legal payments in fatal car-crash case
(Florida) -- A Miccosukee Tribe member testified he did not pay millions of dollars to his former defense attorneys in a fatal car-crash lawsuit, putting him at odds...

11/19/2012

article YOUTUBE: Native American Tribe Loses to IRS in Court, with Tax Attorney Rob Wood in San Francisco
(California) -- Tax attorney Rob Wood of San Francisco talks with the Tax Law Channel, part of The Legal Broadcast Network, about a recent case in which an indian tribe...

10/19/2012

article IRS Wins Fight With Native American Tribe
(Washington D.C.) -- At times there can be a palpable tension between Native American tribes and the IRS. After all, American Indian tribes are sovereign nations. The U....

10/15/2012

article IRS wins key legal battle as it seeks to collect millions in taxes from the Miccosukees
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Indians must turn over loads of confidential financial records that could help the U.S. government as it seeks to collect tens of millions of...
article Panel: IRS allowed access to tribe’s financial records
(Florida) -- The Internal Revenue Service is allowed to look at a Florida Native American tribe’s financial records as part of an investigation into gambling...
article U.S. court panel upholds ruling against Miccosukees on IRS files
(Florida) -- A federal appeals court has ruled the Internal Revenue Service can proceed with its efforts to obtain the financial records of an Indian tribe in Florida....

9/25/2012

article Miccosukee Indians detail $10 million in checks to tribe’s former lawyers in Miami
(Florida) -- Accused of fabricating evidence, the Miccosukee Indians have taken the extraordinary step of disclosing about 400 checks totaling more than $10 million that...

8/29/2012

article Fla. tribe wants court to stop IRS subpoenas
(Florida) -- A Florida Indian tribe wants a federal appeals court to stop the Internal Revenue Service from obtaining financial records as part of a tax investigation...

8/16/2012

article Miccosukees accuse ex-leader of “diverting” $4 million to Miami lawyers in fatal car-crash case
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Tribe has jumped into a controversial Miami wrongful-death case, accusing former Chairman Billy Cypress of using the long-running dispute as...

8/1/2012

article IRS Amps Up Miccosukee Tribe Tax Probe
(Florida) -- Bungled in an intense IRS investigation, the Miccosukee Indians’ luck is running out faster than that of its casinos’ gamblers.

7/31/2012

article IRS steps up probe of Miccosukee Tribe’s payouts of gambling profits to members
(Florida) -- The Internal Revenue Service has escalated its investigation into the Miccosukee Indians’ finances, demanding that the West Miami-Dade tribe hand over...

7/12/2012

article Miami federal judge orders Miccosukees to turn over 2010 financial records to IRS
(Florida) -- A Miami federal judge Thursday ordered the Miccosukee Indian Tribe to turn over financial records sought by federal investigators in a civil income-tax...
article Federal judge OKs Everglades clean-up procedures
(Florida) -- A federal judge who blasted state and federal regulators two years ago for failing to enforce anti-pollution laws in the Everglades as given his blessing to...

7/10/2012

article Miccosukee Tribe Again Avoids Lawsuit Over Fatal 2009 Car Crash
(Florida) -- A wrongful death lawsuit against the Miccosukee Tribe over a fatal car accident on tribal lands has once again run into resistance in the courts.

7/7/2012

article Tribal chairman’s binge spending led to bad blood
(Florida) -- Former Miccosukee chairman Billy Cypress saw gambling as the tribe’s savior, but the windfall has led to infighting and lawsuits.

7/6/2012

article Circuit Upholds Tribal Immunity in Death Case
(Florida) -- The 11th Circuit upheld a decision to dismiss a father's claim that the Miccosukee Indian Tribe was negligent when serving his daughter too much alcohol...

7/4/2012

article Native American tribe says former chief stole $26 MILLION to spend on jewelry, cars, houses and gambling trips
(Florida) -- An Indian tribe in Florida says its former chief worked for years to siphon off $26 million in tribal money for his own personal use. A federal lawsuit...

7/3/2012

article Lawsuit: former Miccosukee chief stole millions from tribe
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Tribe has turned against its former chairman with a vengeance, accusing Billy Cypress in a new lawsuit of stealing $26 million from the tribe...
article Miccosukee Tribal Casino is gaming center of South Florida
(Florida) -- In the early 70’s South Florida’s Miccosukee Tribe erected a simple, unremarkable building on the eastern most plot of land on their reservation...

4/5/2012

article Lewis and Tein, Miami lawyers in Miccosukee Indian wrongful-death case, face Florida Bar ethics probes
(Florida) -- Michael Tein and Guy Lewis, the high-profile former federal prosecutors sued this week by the Miccosukee Indian Tribe, are facing two Florida Bar ethics...

4/2/2012

article Miccosukee Indian Tribe alleges “fraud" in legal malpractice suit against former Miami U.S. attorney and law partner
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Indians are accusing two Miami defense attorneys of operating a “secret and sophisticated scheme” to fleece them as they raked in...

3/26/2012

article Miami attorneys accuse judge of anti-Indian “bias’’ in Miccosukee wrongful-death case
(Florida) -- A Miami lawyer accused of lying about whether the Miccosukee Tribe paid him millions in defense fees is trying to remove the judge on the case, saying a...

2/13/2012

article Miccosukee members may owe IRS
(Florida) -- The Miccosukee Indian tribe in South Florida says its members might owe nearly $26 million to the Internal Revenue Service because of bad legal advice.
article Miccosukee Tribe Blames Ex-Lawyer in Ongoing IRS Dispute
(Florida) -- Going to a backup defense in their ongoing tussle with the IRS, the Miccosukee Indians are blaming the tribe's former attorney for "faulty advice....

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