NYC sues Seneca cigarette dealers
NEW YORK CITY — New York City has filed a lawsuit against a cigarette dealer based in the Seneca Nation.
NYC claims the business is breaking state and federal law by shipping thousands of packs into the city without paying state and local taxes, or verifying the age of the buyer.
The suit targets Robert and Marcia Gordon, and their website. The Gordons are vocal opponents of attempts to rein in the sale of untaxed cigarettes from reservations.
City officials say the lawsuit is a result of an online sting this spring.