Former Tribal Chairman Subpoenaed - Wednesday 19th of April 2006

FLORIDA – As reported by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Former Seminole Chairman James Billie and two top allies are being subpoenaed for information that could link them to Donald Trump and his ill-fated attempts to build a casino on tribal land.

"Lawyers for the Cordish Co., which built the booming Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on State Road 7 after Trump passed on the project, have filed court papers seeking Billie's e-mails, address books and records of any payments he may have received from Trump or his representatives between 1996 and 2001. They hope the documents will help them quash a lawsuit by Trump worth potentially billions of dollars before it ever gets to trial.

"In December 2004, Trump sued Cordish and his former employee, Richard Fields, claiming Fields stole Trump's idea for what became the $420 million complex and brought it to Cordish. Trump said he pulled out of the casino deal only because Fields, a close confidant, convinced him it was not financially viable…"

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