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    7 charged in Seattle contraband cigarette case
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    By Tim Klass
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    Seven people, and a Native American reservation tobacco supplier being sued by a number of states, have been charged with arranging contraband cigarette shipments to an Indian-owned store without paying $28 million in Washington state taxes....
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    By Roxana Hegeman
    Wichita, Kansas (AP)

    A Kansas tobacco wholesaler and his business associates are charged in a federal indictment with an alleged scheme to avoid paying $25 million in cigarette taxes to the state of Oklahoma and Indian tribes.

    A 43-count indictment...
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    4 plead guilty in Washington cigarette conspiracy
    by Skabewis
    Seattle, Washington (AP)

    Three members of the Stillaguamish Tribe and one of their wives have agreed to pay Washington state $25 million in restitution for dealing in contraband cigarettes.

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    Canadian mining company Teck Cominco Metals Ltd. must pay the legal expenses of two members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, who sued the company over its pollution of the Columbia River in the United States.

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    By Larry Neumeister
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