I had skin like leather and the diamond-hard look of a cobra
I was born blue and weathered but I burst just like a supernova
I could walk like Brando right into the sun
Then dance just like a Casanova
With my blackjack and jacket and hair slicked sweet
Silver star studs on my duds like a Harley in heat
When I strut down the street I could feel its heartbeat
The sisters fell back and said "Don't that man look pretty"
The cripple on the corner cried out "Nickels for your pity"
Them downtown boys sure talk gritty
It's so hard to be a saint in the city ....
It's Hard To Be A Saint in The City, Bruce Springsteen, Greetings From Asbury Park, 1975.
It's also hard to be a saint on the reservation... or when representing the reservation as this RICO civil lawsuit alleges. The lawsuit hits Mike Tein, Guy Lewis, Dexter Lehtinen, Chairman Billy Cypress and Morgan Stanley with participating in fraud to steal well over twenty million dollars from the Miccosukee Nation. $2,000.00/per hour legal fees; hundred thousand dollar Las Vegas junkets are just some of the blockbuster allegations in the lawsuit. It's not often TWO former US Attorneys are named as co-conspirators in one lawsuit.
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