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  • Skabewis
    Creek Nation sues state over tobacco sales
    by Skabewis
    Tulsa, Oklahoma (AP)

    The Muscogee Creek Nation is suing the state of Oklahoma for its alleged unlawful interference with the tribe’s tobacco sales.

    The lawsuit filed Jan. 11 in federal court in Muskogee says a change in the state’s tax code hinders the tribe’s ability...
    02-03-2010, 06:12 PM
  • Skabewis
    Judge wants state to end tobacco stops during suit
    by Skabewis
    Tulsa, Oklahoma (AP)

    Vehicles used by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to transport tobacco should not be stopped until a ruling is made on part of a lawsuit filed against the Oklahoma Tax Commission by the tribe, a federal judge says.

    U.S. District Judge Terence Kern made...
    05-29-2009, 11:37 AM
  • Skabewis
    Investigation reveals improper sales
    by Skabewis
    Tulsa, Oklahoma (AP)

    Some tribal smoke shops in the Tulsa area still are selling cigarettes with tax stamps reserved for border areas of the state, an investigation revealed.

    During June, the Tulsa World purchased cigarettes at six smoke shops licensed by the Cherokee...
    06-30-2008, 01:14 PM
  • Skabewis
    State targets illegal cigarettes
    by Skabewis
    Tulsa, Oklahoma (AP)

    State Treasurer Scott Meacham is calling on the Creek Nation to halt the sale of “illegal” cigarettes at numerous Creek-affiliated stores in the Tulsa area, according to a published report.

    Meacham said the cigarettes are contraband because they...
    09-19-2008, 04:45 PM
  • Skabewis
    Seized smokes: Fed court sides with state
    by Skabewis
    Oklahoma City Oklahoma (AP)

    A federal appeals court in Denver has agreed to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Muscogee (Creek) Nation against the Oklahoma Tax Commission over cigarettes seized by the state.

    A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued...
    07-14-2010, 06:30 PM

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