Gale Courey Toensing
10/14/13
A New York district court judge has ordered a $475,000 fine on a non-Indian man charged with illegally selling millions of tax-free cigarettes on the Poospatuck Reservation on Long...
Gale Courey Toensing
9/21/13
Big Tobacco companies are required to pay New York State $92 million even though the state failed to collect taxes on Indian reservation cigarette sales since 2003, according to Bu...
Gale Courey Toensing
7/4/12
The New York state is holding onto a truckload of untaxed Indian-made cigarettes worth $2 million despite a court ruling ordering the state to return the shipment of tobacco produc...
Gale Courey Toensing
6/22/12
A New York State Supreme Court justice has ruled that the state had no legal authority to seize and hold a shipment of untaxed cigarettes that were manufactured on Indian land and ...
Gale Courey Toensing
6/1/12
In the summer of 2011, the Altria Group, the biggest of the Big Tobacco companies and the parent company of Philip Morris USA, released a “white paper” that urged New York State to...
Gale Courey Toensing
4/30/12
A former state senator who relentlessly attacked the Seneca Nation of Indians and other indigenous communities for selling tax-free cigarettes on Indian reservations has been sente...
Carol Berry
3/9/12
Repeated efforts by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to conduct tobacco sales without state intervention appear to have floundered in a federal appeals court which dismissed sovereignty...
ICTMN Staff
2/24/12
On February 22, the New York Times published a story titled “In Tax Fight, Tribes Make, and Sell, Cigarettes,” on the front page...
Gale Courey Toensing
11/22/11
In a case brought by the Seneca Nation of Indians , a New York appellate court has ruled that the negative economic impact to Indian reservations from the state’s cigarette tax law...

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