What’s hard is he can claim you’re still there if you have nothing official that says you left.
start your paperwork NOW. Every day of delay is another day he will successfully claim that you are lying and even if you _did_ win, they’d subtract the unproven days from your win.
You got played, Brett. All the pressure is on you to get the money back. Otherwise, you just have to eat it and move on.
He’s the smarter man right now. He knows most Americans will just give up and go, “Stupid Indian” rather than actually try to get their money back. He’ll _probably_ win. As of right now, he already has.