NY sues UPS over illegal cigarette shipments

February 18, 2015 5:04 PM

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United Parcel Service illegally shipped nearly 700,000 untaxed cartons of cigarettes in New York over a four-year period, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman alleges in a lawsuit filed today.

The lawsuit, filed in conjunction with New York City Corporation Counsel Zachary W. Carter, accuses UPS of being in violation of state and federal laws and seeks more than $180 million in damages and penalties.

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