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[New York] Poospatuck Smoke Shops To Pay NYC $10.5 Million For Bootlegging Untaxed Cigarettes

A federal judge has ordered two smoke shops on the Poospatuck Indian Reservation in Mastic to pay New York City $10.5 million for bootlegging untaxed cigarettes into the city. The decision last week by Judge Carol Bagley Amon awarding damages to the cit
Huffington Post (blog)
added Apr 3, 2013 09:49
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New York City Prevails in CCTA Claim Against Tribal Merchant

Last month, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York held that three Indian smoke shops are required to pay over $10 million in taxes to New York City for trafficking untaxed cigarettes.
Tobacco Law blog— Troutman Sanders LLP
added Apr 25, 2013 16:46
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[Washington] In new King Mountain lawsuit, USDA seeks $6.3 million in tobacco assessments

The case is the latest in a series in which King Mountain, owned by Yakama businessman Delbert Wheeler, has disputed state and federal taxes and financial regulations on the grounds that the Yakama Nation’s treaty rights shield the business from those re
Yakima (WA) Herald
added Mar 13, 2015 22:07
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[New York] Tobacco Companies Broke Law by Selling Untaxed Cigarettes, Judge Rules

A federal judge ruled last week that two tobacco wholesalers illegally skirted paying millions of dollars in taxes by selling truckloads of untaxed cigarettes to retailers on an American Indian reservation on Long Island, which then resold them in the ci
New York Times
added Aug 23, 2012 14:07
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[New York] State judge says police have no right to seize native cigarettes bound for out of state

Judge says products meant for out-of-state sales aren't taxable
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Jun 30, 2012 06:05
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[New York] UPS Allegedly Helped Kids Get Cigarettes For Years

UPS supposedly cost New York state millions of dollars by delivering cigarettes to private homes and unlicensed vendors, facilitating 78,500 illegal shipments of cigarettes from 2010 to 2014. The state is claiming $800 million in damages, Bloomberg repor
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Sep 21, 2016 03:23
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[Nebraska, New York] State court upholds seizure of untaxed cigarettes

A midlevel court on Thursday upheld the seizure of a truckload of untaxed cigarettes in northern New York, a shipment that was ordered by an Indian tribe in Nebraska from a manufacturer on the St. Regis Mohawk reservation. The four Appellate Division ju
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 25, 2013 03:54
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[New York, Oklahoma] State granted judgment in tobacco case

An Oklahoma County judge on Friday granted a motion for summary judgment of more than $47 million in a civil case against a company that was accused of participating in the illegal sale of cigarettes, Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced Friday.
Tulsa (OK) World
added Mar 30, 2013 19:04
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[Canada] First Nations cigarette maker suing the feds for billions

the biggest manufacturer of Native cigarettes in Canada is suing the federal government for $3 billion for failing to stop the proliferation of contraband tobacco producers...accuses the Attorney General of Canada of “malfeasance in public office, neglige
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Jul 16, 2017 00:47
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New York Appeals Court: Cigarette Tax On Sales To Non-Indians Not Barred ($$)

reaffirmed that while a treaty with an Indian tribe and Indian law bar the taxation of reservation land, they do not block the imposition of sales taxes on cigarettes sold on reservations to non-Indians
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 14, 2016 16:10
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