County pursuing action against Cayuga Nation for tobacco sales
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Despite losing a court case, the Cayuga County District Attorney is still trying to go after the Cayuga Nation of New York for selling tobacco.
The state's highest court ruled that the county lacked jurisdiction at the tribe's two smoke shops. On Monday. the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear Gould v. Cayuga Indian Nation of New York.
But the district attorney has secured three sealed indictments against the tribe. They apparently address allegations that the tribe participated in wholesale distribution of tobacco -- whereas the Gould case centered on retail sales.
STORY TAKEN FROM www.indianz.com