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[Canada] Supreme Court upholds Oklahoma decision against tobacco company

The nation's high court rejected an appeal from a Canadian company that claimed the state couldn't collect payments for cigarettes sold to Indian tribal members. ... Without comment, the high court let stand a decision by the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appe
The Oklahoman
added Dec 4, 2013 05:28
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[Missouri, New York] Local company involved in cigarette fraud scheme

Federal authorities say an Independence company has been part of a $4 million scheme to illegally sell cigarettes and avoid taxes. But they won't say who it is.
Independence (MO) Examiner
added May 8, 2013 12:48
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[Washington] Federal agents swarm Puyallup smoke shop during raid

State and federal agents swarmed a Native American smoke shop in Puyallup Wednesday, seizing scores of items.
KIRO/SeattleInsider.com Channel 7
added Sep 20, 2012 09:34
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[Canada] Illegal smokes on the rise in Ontario

Smokers’ use of contraband tobacco is pervasive and growing in Ontario, according to new study. Dave Bryans, of the Ontario Convenience Stores Association (OCSA), said that 32.8% of the cigarette butts collected in the study were from illegal sources — a
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Nov 29, 2016 03:48
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[Canada] Contraband tobacco ring dismantled across Quebec

Provincial police have dealt a major blow to an illegal tobacco ring with links to both Italian and aboriginal organized crime. According to Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Mélanie Dumaresq, up to 400 officers were carrying out searches and making arrests across t
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Apr 30, 2014 12:28
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[Kansas, Missouri, New York] 18 Indicted in $18 Million Conspiracy to Traffic in Contraband Cigarettes

An Independence, MO business owner and a Wichita, KS attorney are among 18 defendants who have been indicted by a federal grand jury in a more than $17 million, multi-state conspiracy to transport hundreds of thousands of cartons of contraband cigarettes
Kansas City infoZine
added Aug 16, 2013 01:23
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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] Cigarette Trafficker to Face RICO Sentencing

From 1999 to 2004, Rodney Morrison sold more than $138 million in untaxed cigarettes at the Peace Pipe Smoke Shop on the Unkechauge Indian Nation's Poospatuck Indian Reservation, in Mastic, N.Y. Morrison knew that at least some of his big cust
Courthouse News
added Jul 20, 2012 11:28
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[Kansas, New York] Attorney General Schmidt secures $1 million settlement with tobacco company

Grand River Enterprises (GRE), of New York State, agreed to a back payment to Kansas of $672,000 in escrow funds in addition to $336,000 in penalties and reimbursement of the attorney general's office fees and expenses. The money secured in escrow is hel
Kansas Attorney General
added Jul 13, 2012 12:56
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[Canada] 1 in 3 Cigarettes Sold in Ontario are Contraband

While non-smokers don't care, perhaps they should. The Ontario government is losing out on $700 million to $1.1 billion annually in taxes. Criminal gangs are involved in cigarette distribution across the province. Organized crime treats cigarette smuggli
Gangsterism Out Blog
added May 25, 2017 00:27
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