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Fla. Tribe Pays $4M For Fraud Suits Against Ex-Attys, Leaders

Law360, Miami (May 19, 2016, 11:12 PM EDT) -- The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians has agreed to pay $4 million in sanctions after losing three suits against former tribal leaders and attorneys claiming they had fraudulently mishandled tens of millions of dollars in tribal funds, with one judge characterizing the behavior of the tribe's general counsel as "egregious and abhorrent."

In notices filed in the three suits on May 13, defendants Guy Lewis, Michael Tein and their former firm Lewis Tein PL, which used to represent the Miccosukee, said the tribe had paid the sanctions...
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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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