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Fla. Tribe, Atty Ordered To Pay $1M In Sanctions Fight

Law360, Los Angeles (January 16, 2015, 9:02 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge on Friday ordered Florida’s Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and an attorney representing the tribe in a failed embezzlement case against the tribe’s former counsel to pay more than $1 million in sanctions, calling the attorney’s behavior “egregious and abhorrent.”

U.S. District Judge Marcia G. Cooke ordered the sanctions against the tribe and its general counsel Bernardo Roman III, who had accused the tribe’s former chairman Billy Cypress of embezzling tens of millions in tribal funds and accused the tribe’s former counsel Dexter...
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Case Information

Case Title

Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida v. Cypress et al

Case Number



Florida Southern

Nature of Suit

Racketeer/Corrupt Organization


Marcia G. Cooke

Date Filed

July 1, 2012

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