Portland, Maine (AP)

The Maine supreme court has denied the appeal of a member of an Indian tribe in western New York state who ran afoul of Maine law by selling cigarettes by mail-order and over the Internet without a retail tobacco vendor license.

The Supreme Judicial Court upheld a lower court’s finding against Scott Maybee of the Seneca Nation of Indians, who was fined $33,500 after being targeted by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.