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Sinnecocks launch multibillion $ claim to Hamptons land (Detriot Tigers and Red Wings Take NY)
NY Daily News ^ | 6/15/2005 | Frank Eltman

Posted on 06/15/2005 4:15:03 PM PDT by sirthomasthemore

-- Shinnecock Indian tribal leaders, hoping to build a casino at the gateway to the high-rolling Hamptons, filed a multibillion-dollar land claim lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday, targeting 3,600 acres of some of the priciest real estate in the country.

In papers filed at U.S. District Court, the Shinnecocks claimed ownership of property including the Shinnecock Hills Golf Course - where three U.S. Opens have been played - as well as the National Golf Links of America and Long Island University's Southampton College.

The neighborhood also features palatial estates that often sell for tens of millions of dollars.

The Shinnecocks asked for monetary damages based on today's fair market value of the land, adding that the assessed value of real estate in the land claim was $1.71 billion last year. In addition, 150 years of past rent and interest was sought - a multibillion-dollar claim, although no figure was cited.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: casino; hamptons
The Shinnecocks are backed financially by Detroit-based Gateway Funding Associates, which is run by Marian Ilitch, the matriarch of a business empire that includes one of the nation's largest pizza chains, hockey's Detroit Red Wings and baseball's Detroit Tigers. The company had a combined 2004 revenue of more than $1 billion.


Native Americans? More like gambling interests, eh?

1 posted on 06/15/2005 4:15:04 PM PDT by sirthomasthemore
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To: sirthomasthemore

They are filing at least 100 years too late.... get a job, dudes, and stop trying to leech off your neighbors.....

2 posted on 06/15/2005 4:26:22 PM PDT by Enchante (Kerry's mere nuisances: Marine Barracks '83, WTC '93, Khobar Towers, Embassy Bombs '98, USS Cole!!!)
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To: Enchante

Congress needs to pass a law terminating all special rights for Indians. The law should set up a commission for the purpose of determining just compensation to be paid to each Indian. The law should limit the amount that any individual is entitled to to something like 2 or 5 million.

Even if it cost 10 or 20 billion, it would be a bargain.

Indians are Americans. End their special rights today!

3 posted on 06/15/2005 5:17:11 PM PDT by TheConservator (Confutatis maledictis, . . .)
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