KTIV: NY holding on to cigarettes bound for Winnebago distributor
ALBANY, N.Y. (KTIV) - Officials in New York state are challenging a court order telling them to release a truckload of untaxed cigarettes with ties to a Siouxland Indian tribe. The shipment of 26,000 cartons of "Signal" brand cigarettes was stopped on its way from the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation to HCI Distributors, a subdivision of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.
HCI Distribution is a subsidiary of Ho-Chunk, Inc. the award-winning economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Ho-Chunk, Inc. operates 24 subsidiaries; with operations spanning the U.S. and four foreign countries. Ho-Chunk, Inc. employs over 1,400 people.