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Seneca Indian Nation

Sep 21, 2011

Appeals court keeps PACT Act stay in place

A federal court order still prevents the Seneca Nation of Indians from shipping cigarettes through the U.S. Postal Service, but it continued a stay on the collection of excise taxes. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Tuesday ...

Sep 20, 2011

Seneca injunction against cigarette taxes upheld

ALBANY — A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday left in place an order exempting Seneca Indian Nation mail-order businesses from complying with the taxing laws of states where they sell cigarettes. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejected ...

Aug 9, 2011

Seneca Nation to discuss 1794 treaty payment

IRVING — The Seneca Indian Nation of western New York is marking the latest payment from the U.S. government under the 1794 Canandaigua Treaty. Seneca President Robert Odawi Porter and other tribal officials plan a news conference ...

Aug 8, 2011

Senecas doubling hotel capacity at casino

SALAMANCA — The Seneca Indian Nation says it will nearly double hotel capacity at its Allegany Casino in New York’s Southern Tier. The nation’s gambling business arm, Seneca Gaming Corp., on Monday announced plans to build a second ...

Jun 21, 2011

Court lifts order against Indian cigarette tax

BUFFALO — New York's decades-old quest to tax the millions of cartons of cigarettes sold by Indian tribes to non-Native customers was revived on Tuesday after an appeals court lifted an order blocking collection of the $4.35-per-pack tax.

Jun 20, 2011

NY and Senecas due in court on cigarette tax

A New York appeals court is set to consider the Seneca Indian Nation's latest challenge to New York state's plans to tax reservation cigarette sales to non-Indian customers. A hearing before the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court in Rochester is scheduled for today.

Jun 9, 2011

Senecas win temporary order to stop cigarette taxes

The state may not move forward with its plans to collect taxes on cigarettes sold to non-Indians by Seneca Nation of Indians businesses. On Thursday, the Senecas succeeded in getting another temporary restraining order against the state ...

Jun 7, 2011

Ruling expected this week in cigarette tax saga

BUFFALO — The Seneca Indian Nation is awaiting a judge's decision in its latest challenge of New York state's efforts to tax reservation cigarette sales to non-Indian customers. Last week, lawyers for the western New York tribe went to court in Buffalo ...

Jun 1, 2011

Senecas make case against taxing cigarettes

BUFFALO — Lawyers for the Seneca Indian Nation and New York state have wrapped up arguments in court over the state’s plans to tax reservation cigarette sales to non-Indian customers. A hearing in Erie County Court in Buffalo lasted a little more than an hour Wednesday afternoon.

May 9, 2011

Second Circuit rejects Indian tax challenge

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has lifted stays that blocked New York’s effort to collect taxes on cigarette sales by Indian-owned businesses to non-Indians. In a ruling Monday, the court ruled against Indian tribes ...

Feb 10, 2011

Former Seneca leader indicted

A federal grand jury in Buffalo has returned a 13-count indictment charging Bergal L. Mitchell III, 37, of Gowanda, with one count each of bribery; theft by an officer or employee of a gaming establishment on Indian land; wire fraud; and conspiracy ...

Jan 4, 2011

Senecas to feds: Reject casino deal for Wis. tribe

SALAMANCA — Seneca Nation Indians are asking federal officials to reject a deal that would allow a Wisconsin tribe run a casino in the Catskills. Seneca President Robert Odawi Porter recently wrote a letter ...

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