The first of 13 defendants indicted in a cigarette tax-evasion case gets a year in prison

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Date: October 31st, 2007

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The first of 13 people indicted for defrauding the state of Minnesota out of more than $2.5 million in tax revenues by concealing cigarette sales was sentenced today to a year in prison and ordered to pay the state $151,734 in restitution.
Raed Yassin Wazwaz — who in 2001 allegedly paid $32,825 in cash for a BMW using $20 and $50 bills — was among the least involved in the alleged conspiracy, according to his attorney, Jordan Kushner. Full Story
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