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Two Hempstead women along with six people from Brooklyn, Queens and Virginia were charged with running a multimillion dollar interstate cigarette smuggling ring, the Queens district attorney’s office said Wednesday.
A group of smugglers made millions of dollars in illegal profits by buying cheap cigarettes outside of New York and selling them in-state with counterfeit tax stamps, prosecutors said. Nicholas Galafano, 56, of Queens, his sons Yaseen Galafano, 22, and
in which New York state and New York City claimed that the package delivery company had shipped untaxed cigarettes, cheating both out of tax revenue, according to a court document.
A global pact to battle the illegal tobacco trade kicks in this week, with the World Health Organisation hailing it as “game-changing” in eliminating widespread health-hazardous and criminal activity. The treaty, which aims to create an international tr
U.S. government filed an indictment on Sept. 6 in a Kentucky federal court against a farmer for submitting false reports regarding federally reinsured crop insurance policies (United States of America v. Christopher G.
urged a federal court to dismiss a business entity of the Big Sandy Rancheria Band of Western Mono Indians’ challenge to certain state taxes linked to the sale of tobacco products, saying the tribal entity is not exempt from the taxes. Attorney General
Prompted by action by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, officials with Smoker Friendly International said they will move its subsidiary, Payless Cigars & Pipes, from its Boulder headquarters to New Port Richey, Fla., near Tampa Bay.
eiters are using ultraviolet watermarks which makes it difficult to differentiate counterfeit joint New York City/New York State tax stamps from their genuine equivalent when UV irradiation is used as the sole screening tool. Innovations in counterfeiting
Virginia is for lovers — of tobacco tax exploitation. In January, the time arrived for the commonwealth to end its lax tobacco taxes, and we hope the generated revenue funds economic development initiatives with possible peripheral benefits to our health
Two people were arrested Monday after the Syracuse Police Department raided Lancaster Market…Police arrested Anwar Alkoubah, 39, and Abdulmageed Pady, 19, after authorities said they found 154 packages of counterfeit stamped cigarettes and 30 unstamped