Michigan Attorney General Suing Tribe on New Casino

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Bill Schuette suing indian tribe for new casino

MARQUETTE, MI — (Great Lakes Radio News) – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is suing the Upper Peninsula Indian tribe that plans to build a new casino in downtown Lansing.

In the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District in Michigan, Schuette charges that the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians violated the federal Indian Gaming Regulation Act by not developing a revenue sharing agreement with other tribes for a casino being built on a land held in trust.

Schuette also charges the casino would violate the state’s compact with the Sault tribe and other tribes, developed in 1993.

Schuette is seeking a preliminary injunction to block the proposed casino.  The casino, proposed earlier this year, would be built next to the Lansing Center and across from Cooley Law School Stadium.

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