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    Deputies seize cigarettes from upstate New York Cayuga Nation
    by Skabewis
    Waterloo, New York (AP)

    Authorities in two upstate New York counties raided cigarette shops operated by the Cayuga Indian Nation Nov. 25.

    Deputies from Cayuga and Seneca counties seized boxes of untaxed cigarettes from two Lake Side Trading convenience stores owned by the...
    12-04-2008, 02:00 PM
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    Seneca Nation lays off 210 at western New York casinos
    by Skabewis
    Niagara Falls, New York (AP)

    Declining revenues have led to 210 layoffs at the Seneca Indian Nation’s three western New York casinos.

    The Seneca Gaming Corporation says it is also freezing the salaries of employees making $70,000 a year or more, suspending year-end bonuses...
    12-10-2008, 11:34 AM
  • Skabewis
    New York Oneida relocating cigarette factory to reservation
    by Skabewis
    By Ben Dobbin
    Rochester, New York (AP)

    The Oneida Indian Nation is relocating a cigarette factory to its reservation in central New York as part of a broad effort to keep the state from collecting taxes on cigarettes sold by Indian tribes.

    Oneida officials say the...
    09-01-2010, 06:07 PM
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    NY Congressman claims cigarette smuggling could fund terror
    by Skabewis
    Albany, New York (AP)

    A Congressman claims that New York’s practice of not collecting taxes on Indian cigarette sales supports smugglers whose profits can end up in the hands of terrorists.

    Peter King, a Republican from Long Island, called for an investigation into what...
    05-04-2008, 10:17 PM
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    Seneca Nation targets New York Thruway in tax dispute
    by Skabewis
    By Carolyn Thompson
    Buffalo, New York (AP)

    The Seneca Indian Nation is preparing to collect tolls on sections of the New York State Thruway that run through reservation land to protest the state’s plans to tax cigarettes destined for their discount smokeshops.

    01-20-2009, 11:53 AM



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