State of California Takes Action Against Illicit Cigarettes

Editor’s Note: The partners who own Grand River Enterprises Six Nations are suing the Government of Canada for failing to control contraband cigarettes. See, here.

From: The Hamilton Spectator

by Teri Pecoskie
Grand River Enterprises shop floor where the cigarettes are made. – Hamilton Spectator file photo

In a civil suit filed July 7 in Sacramento, Attorney General Xavier Becerra alleges Grand River Enterprises — or GRE, for short — failed to comply with tobacco sales laws and illegally sold cigarettes.

More specifically, the company is accused of failing to make roughly $13 million in escrow payments between 2014 and 2016 and of violating California’s revenue and taxation code and health and safety code.

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