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FedEx Faces Legal Assault Over Cigarettes Sent to New Yorkers

New York City’s war on cigarettes continues by opening an unexpected new front, with a lawsuit accusing FedEx (FDX) of a racketeering conspiracy for helping a Long Island-based tobacco merchant skirt city and state tax laws by shipping cigarettes to cons
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Dec 31, 2013 14:56
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Big Tobacco Must Pay New York $92M

The tobacco companies central claim is that New York failed to “diligently enforce” the law through its failure to collect taxes on Indian reservation cigarette sales. The MSA requires participating states to enact and enforce a “qualifying escrow statut
Indian Country Today
added Sep 21, 2013 14:05
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[California] Black Hawk Tobacco Shop a state tax delinquent

Black Hawk Tobacco Shop Inc. operated four stores in Palm Springs and Cathedral City before they all closed around March 2010. At the time, owner Frederick McAllister was in the middle of a legal battle with the state Attorney General over claims that Bl
Palm Springs (CA) Desert Sun
added Sep 12, 2013 11:42
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[Canada] Justices: Idaho can regulate tribal cigarette shipments

Idaho Supreme Court on Thursday bolstered the state's power to regulate cigarettes shipped to Indian-owned businesses with a ruling that concludes Native American sovereignty does not pre-empt state law in the matter. In their nine-page ruling, justices
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 15, 2013 19:31
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[Canada] Letter: SHATENSTEIN: Cigarette smuggling and the tobacco industry

The salient point missing from Christopher Curtis’s stories on the illicit Mohawk cigarette trade is the culpability of the tobacco industry. As recently as 2010, Canadian giant JTI-Macdonald and Northern Brands International, a subsidiary of U.S. major
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Apr 15, 2013 15:22
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[Canada] Six Nations not part of tobacco raids: council

Six Nations elected council, Six Nations police and the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake are refuting information released by the Quebec provincial police, who say they have arrested up to 60 people in what they call an "aboriginal organized crime" network.
Brantford (Ont) Expositor (ca)
added Apr 2, 2016 00:45
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Oklahoma AG’s win of $47.7M against tobacco company upheld

Supreme Court of Oklahoma has upheld a $47 million summary judgment verdict won by state Attorney General Scott Pruitt in a lawsuit against Native Wholesale Supply, a cigarette distributer. In 2008, the state’s former attorney general, Drew Edmondson, fi
Washington DC Examiner
added Jun 18, 2014 19:16
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[Canada] RCMP estimates 50 contraband tobacco manufacturers operating in First Nations territories in Ontario and Quebec

The document, released under access-to-information legislation, states that dozens of organized crime groups — mostly in Central Canada — are involved in the distribution of illegal smokes and re-investing the profits they make into other crimes, includi
National Post (ca)
added Aug 29, 2013 11:23
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[Canada] Tobacco trade lights fire in Mohawk economy

Simon is grand chief of the Mohawk territory, which sits on the shore of Lake of Two Mountains 45 kilometres west of Montreal, and said he’s ceded the day-to-day operation of his shops to his daughter and son-in-law. Now the chief is among the growing ch
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Apr 14, 2013 12:57
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RCMP pressured Canada Revenue Agency to not license Mohawk tobacco firms: court docs

The federal tax agency has faced pressure from the RCMP to stop licensing Kahnawake Mohawk cigarette manufacturers, court documents show. The documents also show that an RCMP investigator met with a Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) official weeks before the f
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) (ca)
added Mar 14, 2013 15:43
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