FROM THE ARCHIVE
Ex-Seminole workers freed of theft charges
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2002

A federal judge in Florida dismissed charges against three men accused of stealing $2.7 million from the Seminole Tribe.

The men were former employees and associates of former chairman Jim Billie. Federal prosecutors said they stole money for an Internet gambling venture but Billie testified he authorized the expenditures.

Get the Story:
Tribal thefts case topples (The St. Petersburg Times 12/18)
Charges dismissed in Seminole case (The South Florida Sun-Sentinel 12/18)
Seminole embezzlement case dismissed (UPI 12/17)

Relevant Links:
Seminole Tribe - http://www.seminoletribe.com

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