LANSING (WKZO) -- A lawsuit has been filed by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette to stop a proposed Native American casino planned for downtown Lansing.
The lawsuit has been filed in federal court alleging that the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of breaking federal law and violating the gaming agreement the tribe has with the state. Tribal Chairman Aaron Payment and board members are listed as defendants, but Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and the city itself are not being sued.
The tribe wants to build a casino just blocks from the state Capitol next to the Lansing Center on Michigan Avenue.