U.S. District Judge James Robertson said he hopes to issue a ruling by mid-July on how much money Indian Trust beneficiaries failed to receive as a result of the government's mismanagement of their money in a long-running accounting case.

The judge made his announcement shortly before noon after the government concluded presenting evidence at an eight-day trial on the issue. The trial will resume Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. when lawyers for the Native American plaintiffs present a final rebuttal witness in the proceeding.

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