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NY attorney general sues FedEx over cigarettes

Created: 03/31/2014 1:36 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

The New York state attorney general says Federal Express Corp. has cost the state more than $10 million by unlawfully shipping contraband cigarettes to consumers.

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman made the allegation Monday. He announced the state has joined a federal lawsuit New York City officials brought against the high-speed mail carrier in December.

The revised lawsuit in Manhattan federal court alleges that the company made nearly 33,000 illegal shipments of cigarettes to consumers in New York state between 2006 and 2012.

Schneiderman alleges the deliveries violate a 2006 agreement with the New York attorney general's office in which the company said it would cease all unlawful cigarette deliveries nationwide.

Federal Express and its lawyers did not immediately return messages for comment.





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