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Cost of Interior shutdown not known
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MONDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2001

The Department of Interior hasn't calculated how much money is supposed to be sent out to individual Indians this month.

A department spokesperson, however, told the Associated Press that last year's checks totaled $15 million. But the checks won't be delivered on time due to an Internet shutdown at the department ordered by a federal judge.

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ordered the shutdown because hackers were able to break into computer systems that house the assets of 300,000 American Indians.

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Judge’s order stalls payment of royalties to 43,000 Indians (AP 12/15)

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Relevant Links:
Indian Trust, Department of Interior - http://indiantrust.doi.gov
Office of the Special Trustee - http://www.ost.doi.gov
Trust Management Improvement Project - http://www.doi.gov/bia/trust/tmip.htm
Indian Trust: Cobell v. Norton - http://www.indiantrust.com

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