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Christopher Mathias

Inside New York City's Dangerous, Multimillion-Dollar Cigarette Black Market | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business

Ask for cigarettes at one bodega in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and the owner will open a small drawer behind the counter and pull out your pack of ...

Cigarettes In NYC Jails Are REALLY Expensive

Posted 05.06.2013 | New York

The black market for cigarettes in New York City jails thrived after Mayor Michael Bloomberg banned inmates from smoking in 2013. A single smoke behin...

Aaron Sankin

Willie Brown: Controversial Cigarette Tax Will Help Smugglers | Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.04.2012 | San Francisco

Willie Brown isn't one to keep his opinions to himself. In his most recent Willie's World column for the San Francisco Chronicle, the former San F...

NYC Sues For Millions In Internet Sales Of Tax-Free Cigs

AP | By DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 06.21.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City has filed a federal lawsuit accusing 32 people of evading millions of dollars in taxes by buying heaps of cigarettes over th...

Higher Cigarette Taxes Lure Buyers To Black Market

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — The big cigarette tax increases that many states are instituting to balance their out-of-whack budgets are raising fears that the tre...