Wearing dark sunglasses that masked his eyes, Seminole Tribal Councilman David Cypress strolled to the witness stand in federal court in Fort Lauderdale on December 13 and for the next five hours astonished observers. On trial were three former Seminole employees charged with embezzling millions of dollars. The trio's defense was simple: Their management of money wasn't out of line with that of the tribe's leaders. With his long dark hair pulled back into a ponytail, Cypress spoke rapidly and nervously about tens of millions of dollars he'd lavished on friends, tribe... More >>>