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[New York, Virginia] Authorities break up Chinatown buses cigarette-smuggling ring

A trafficking operation that used Chinatown buses and cars to bring 2 million contraband cigarettes into New York City every week has been extinguished by authorities. The alleged ringleaders ran a tobacco shop in Virginia, where taxes are far lower, an
New York Post
added May 8, 2016 16:42

[New York, Virginia] Henrico Co. cigarette bust: More than $10 million funneled into smuggling operation

Police shut down a multi-million dollar cigarette trafficking ring...documents on the case read like a movie script....spent more than $10 million dollars on cigarettes in the Richmond area, then paid people to run the tobacco up I-95 to the Big Apple. C
WRIC Channel 8 (Richmond, VA)
added May 6, 2016 19:43

[Virginia] Justices Hint Bribery Law Goes Too Far In McDonnell Case ($$)

A skeptical U.S. Supreme Court pushed back Wednesday at the federal government's broad definition of "official acts" that can support a bribery charge, even floating the idea it could throw out the statute underlying former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's b
added Apr 27, 2016 21:48

[Virginia] Danville Fire Department stresses the danger of throwing cigarette butts on the ground

Monday, firefighters responded to four small fires caused by discarded cigarette butts. One fire happened in the mulch in the median along Riverside Dr. near the YMCA, the other three happened in grassy medians along Riverside Dr.
WSLS Newschannel 10 (Roanoke, VA)
added Apr 6, 2016 22:15
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[Virginia] Public’s help needed to develop Tobacco Commission’s priorities

The Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission (TRRC) was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1999 as a mechanism to manage proceeds awarded to the state from the national tobacco settlement. Since that time, the Commission has awarded nearly 2,000
Chatham (VA) Star-Tribune
added Apr 6, 2016 22:00
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[Virginia] ROBERT F. MCDONNELL, Petitioner, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Respondent. On Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (PDF)

case against Governor McDonnell centers on his interactions with Jonnie R. Williams, Sr., who was CEO of a Virginia-based public company, Star Scientific. Specifically, the Government alleged that Williams provided benefits to the Governor and his fa
Jones Day
added Mar 26, 2016 21:46

[Virginia] MILOV/SEO: Governor shouldn't sign smoking-fine bill

The new law threatens the Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures without providing substantial benefits to public health. The new law relies on the police for enforcement, but it doesn’t authorize officers to stop driver
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Mar 23, 2016 15:01

[Virginia] Danville company uses engineered tobacco plant to create new jet fuel

Finding alternative uses for tobacco plants brought Tyton BioEnergy Systems to the Danville area a little more than four years ago — and now the company has announced it has found a way to extract oils from the plants to create non-fossil jet fuel.
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Mar 19, 2016 02:07

[Jordan, New Jersey, Virginia] 2 face arraignment in nearly $10M cigarette trafficking case

Two New Jersey residents charged in a nearly $10 million cigarette trafficking scheme face arraignment in Virginia. The hearing for 39-year-old Eyad Salahedin and 37-year-old Laila Alayat is set for Thursday morning in U.S. District Court in Richmond.
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 17, 2016 15:35
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[Virginia] Bill could ban smoking in cars with children

A bill that would make it illegal to smoke in a car with children inside could soon become Virginia law. "We as parents have the responsibility of ensuring that our kids are healthy and you're not doing that if you introduce them to the chemicals in the
WDBJ Channel 7 (Roanoke, VA)
added Mar 16, 2016 09:29
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