NY, Native-Owned Tobacco Co. Square Off In Cigarette Tax Row

By Andrew Westney (March 29, 2016, 4:46 PM EDT) -- The state of New York and a Native-American owned tobacco maker traded blows in New York federal court Monday as they each seek to resolve the state's claims that the company owes millions of dollars in unpaid cigarette taxes.

New York claims that King Mountain Tobacco Co., which is completely Native American-owned and located within the Washington reservation of the Yakama Nation, violated federal and state law by illegally selling and delivering over 25 million packs of unstamped cigarettes into the state, costing New York at least $111.5 million in lost tax revenue.

The state urged the court to grant it...

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