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New York sues UPS for allegedly shipping untaxed cigarettes
New York sues UPS for allegedly shipping untaxed cigarettes

The city and the state of New York sued United Parcel Service Inc., alleging the shipping giant delivered 683,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes into the state and fueled a contraband market that cheated state and local tax coffers and threatened the public's health. The suit highlights the legal perils shippers continue to face in delivering regulated products such as tobacco even though they have beefed up compliance policies. Both UPS and rival FedEx Corp., for instance, previously had put in place policies to stop knowingly shipping tobacco products directly to consumers. The suit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, alleged that UPS sent the cigarettes in more...

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