An administration and community building of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York. Photo: P199

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe takes action against three tobacco businesses

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe announced suspensions and fines against three tobacco vendors that do business on the reservation in New York.

According to the tribe's Compliance Department, Day Wholesale, Mohawk Market and Nation Trading engaged in the improper sale and distribution of tobacco. Their licenses were suspended and the businesses were hit with a total of $103,745 in penalties.

“The Compliance Department has been entrusted by the tribal government to oversee tribally licensed vendors and enforce relevant tribal regulations and laws,” Director Elliott Lazore said in a press release. “The issuance of licenses provides an important source of revenue that supports essential tribal programs and services. As a result, our compliance officers routinely conduct investigations to ensure tribal fees are properly remitted and the general welfare of tribal members continues to be protected.”

Read More on the Story:
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe suspends wholesale tobacco licenses; tribe owed $103,745 in licensing fees (North Country Now January 10, 2018)
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe suspends cigarette wholesalers (The Plattsburgh Press-Republican January 9, 2018)