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Cayuga Nation accuses citizens of fraud for opening up smokeshop


A long-running leadership dispute within the Cayuga Nation of New York is spilling over into another business venture.

Two tribal citizens recently acquired a 1.19-acre property at the Finger Lakes Drive-in and have started selling cigarettes there, The Auburn Citizen reports. And by acquire, Dustin "Dusty" Parker and Jason Silversmith bought it for $0, the paper said.

Further, the name that appears on property records is "Cayuga Nation," the paper reported. But the tribe is not involved in the business and did not authorize it, according to an attorney for one faction of the tribe and the leader of another faction of the tribe.


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