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Nebraska tax official apologizes to Ponca Tribe for tobacco raid

Nebraska's tax commissioner has apologized to the Ponca Tribe for seizing tobacco from a smoke shop on trust land.

Agents from the Department of Revenue entered the tribe's property last Thursday and seized nearly $14,000 worth of cigarettes. The raid was conducted "improperly," the department said in a press release.

Tax Commissioner Doug Ewald personally apologized to Chairwoman Rebecca Whit and the tribe for the state's action. The cigarettes are being returned.

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Press Release: TAX COMMISSIONER APOLOGIZES TO PONCA TRIBE (Nebraska Department of Revenue 3/14)

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