- Associated Press - Thursday, March 16, 2017

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) - A hearing is scheduled next week in District Court in Havre over money seized from the Chippewa Cree Tribe as a result of a judgment in a lawsuit.

The tribe argues a casino development company took money from tribal accounts it was not entitled to take after receiving a $25 million judgment against the tribe. The tribe is seeking the return of some of the funds.

BEH Gaming Ltd. received the judgment last month in a lawsuit filed after the tribe failed to repay money that was to be used to build or improve the Northern Winz Casino on the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation.

An attorney for BEH, Jori Quinlan of Missoula, said a telephonic hearing over the seized funds is scheduled for Wednesday. She said she did not know how much money was seized from tribal accounts.

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