• Prominent businessman pleads guilty to charges tied to tobacco operation


    Statement from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives: “This plea and the investigation on which it was premised reflects the continuing, focused commitment of ATF along with State and local law enforcement partners to identify, pursue, and bring to justice those individuals who not only engage in the unlawful trafficking of cigarettes but do so in a manner that compromises the legitimate business operations of law-abiding citizens.  Along with the previous guilty pleas of the other co-defendants, this sentence should serve as a deterrent to others who may consider like conduct.” - SAC Christopher Shaefer.

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