Brooklyn Prosecutors Bust Illegal Cigarette Sales Ring

Brooklyn Prosecutors Bust Illegal Cigarette Sales Ring
It’s bootlegging, but prosecutors call their latest bust “Operation Buttlegger,” as in cigarette butts. “Today we send a very direct message to tax cheats. That when your activities are uncovered, you’re going to face substantial penalties,” said Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. Hynes showed off some of the hundreds of cases of cigarettes valued at ...

Indiana Senate passes smoking ban exempting bars

Indiana Senate passes smoking ban exempting bars
The Indiana Senate passed a statewide smoking ban Wednesday with so many exemptions that House leaders immediately said they would oppose it. A final, likely stronger, version is expected to surface in a joint House-Senate committee that will begin negotiations Monday. Senate President Pro Tempore David Long, though, drew a line in the sand for ...