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Brooklyn District Attorney: 23 Arrested For Selling Untaxed Cigarettes

Nearly two dozen people have been arrested for allegedly buying and distributing untaxed cigarettes, evading over $2 million in city and state taxes.

02/29/2012

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NYC Busts Roll Your Own Cigarette Stores

New York City is shutting down two roll your own cigarette stores – one on Staten Island and the other in Chinatown, alleging disregard of tax statutes in violation of the federal contraband trafficking act.

12/25/2011

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly during a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II))

NYPD Officers Arrested In Connection With Gun Smuggling Take Down

“A gang of police officers who should have been keeping guns off the street — instead smuggled 20 firearms into the city,” U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said at a news conference today.

10/25/2011

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Winning Tickets Not So Lucky For Long Island Lottery Thieves

Police on Long Island say three people stole beer, cigarettes, and dozens of lottery tickets from a Williston Park store.

09/14/2011

Study: Drug Addiction Among Teens On The Rise

According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, 90-percent of Americans suffering from addiction started using before the age of 18.

06/29/2011

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Judge Lifts Tax Collection Ban For Cigarettes Sold On Indian Reservations

Supreme Court Justice Donna Siwek rejected a challenge by the Seneca Indian Nation to the regulations adopted by the Tax Department to govern the collections.

06/08/2011

A former ice cream truck selling cigarettes on West Putnam Avenue. (credit: Port Chester Cares Community Coalition)

Port Chester Group Fights Ex-Ice Cream Truck Selling Cigarettes

An old ice cream truck parked at the side of a Sonoco gas station at the border of Port Chester and Connecticut has many residents smoking mad.

04/12/2011

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AG Schneiderman Sues Online Tobacco Sites

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office is suing six website operators, accusing them of illegally selling cigarettes to state residents.

02/03/2011

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CUNY Trustees Vote To Ban Smoking On Campuses

Since CUNY cannot forbid smoking on city sidewalks, the smoking ban will be felt more on campuses with large green spaces like Queens College and City College.

01/25/2011

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Bloomberg Sues WA Tobacco Co. Over Cigarette Taxes

Mayor Bloomberg’s administration is suing a tobacco company in Washington state,accusing it of illegally selling and distributing untaxed cigarettes in New York.

12/14/2010

Cigarettes from sting operation. (Photo/Stan Brooks)

Sting Op Uncovers Illegal Cigarette Sales On Reservation

New York City investigators secretly videotaped cigarette dealers on a Long Island Indian reservation illegally selling untaxed smokes for re-sale at city bodegas, officials said Thursday.

09/16/2010

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Paterson Promises NY Cigarette Tax Collection

Gov. David Paterson on Thursday promised to finally start collecting taxes on cigarettes sold by Native American stores, despite state police warnings that such enforcement could result in “violence and death.”

08/26/2010

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Bloomberg Mulling Over Smoking Ban At NYC Parks, Beaches

Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-smoking crusade could be coming to a city park or public beach near you, a plan plenty of people say crosses the line.

08/22/2010

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