Posted by: audreybenenati | December 14, 2009

Indian reservation cigarettes under fire in NY


The Washington Post
By DAVID B. CARUSO
The Associated Press
Thursday, December 10, 2009; 3:12 PM

NEW YORK — The City of New York has accused several cigarette dealers on a Long Island Indian reservation of secretly defying a court order that was supposed to have shut them down.

The charge is the latest in a legal battle between New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and smoke shops on the Poospatuck Indian Reservation over the sale of millions of dollars in untaxed cigarettes.

In August, a federal judge ordered most of the largest shops on the reservation to stop selling untaxed packs to the general public, saying such sales were illegal, despite the state’s tolerance of the practice. …Read the rest at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/10/AR2009121002696.html

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