Bungled in an intense IRS investigation, the Miccosukee Indians’ luck is running out faster than that of its casinos’ gamblers.
The construction of Marlins Park was filled with lawsuits, accusations of wrong-doing, withholding financial documents, and more. Now, even as the stadium is well into the first full season of baseball being played there, the stadium is still causing headaches for Miami-Dade County.
The Miccosukee Tribe never fought a war, until now, and the battleground is in the courtroom. It’s a civil war, and it’s opponent is former chief and tribal Chairman Billy Cypress, who stands accused by the tribe of stealing $26 million.
Forty miles west of Miami lies a vital part of Florida’s history. The Miccosukee Indian Village is more than 700 acres dedicated to the vibrant traditions of the Native American tribe.
A federal judge in Miami has ordered the Miccosukee tribe to turn over financial records to the Internal Revenue Service which has launched a probe into their gambling profits.
Looking like a fiery snake from above, a raging brush fire in west Miami-Dade has burned more than 30,200 acres, and the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue recommended that the residents of the area evacuate due to the fire impacting their homes.