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[New York, Virginia] ‘I Smell Cash’: How the A.T.F. Spent Millions Unchecked

documents tell a bizarre story of how federal agents set up shop inside a southern Virginia tobacco business, and treated its bank account as their own... Mr. Lesnak specialized in investigating tobacco smuggling, one of the A.T.F.’s core missions. Thoug
New York Times
added Sep 12, 2017 11:04
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[New York, Virginia] ARCHIVE: A.T.F. Filled Secret Bank Account With Millions From Shadowy Cigarette Sales

Working from an office suite behind a Burger King in southern Virginia, operatives used a web of shadowy cigarette sales to funnel tens of millions of dollars into a secret bank account. They weren’t known smugglers, but rather agents from the Bureau of A
New York Times
added Sep 8, 2017 15:29
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[New York, Virginia] I Smell Cash’: How the A.T.F. Spent Millions Unchecked

newly unsealed records reveal a widespread scheme...What began as a way to catch black-market cigarette dealers quickly transformed into a nearly untraceable A.T.F. slush fund...Rather than pose as a real company, go into business with an existing one.
New York Times
added Sep 8, 2017 15:26
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[Virginia] 2nd Circ. Corruption Prosecutions In A Post-McDonnell World ($$)

The landscape of federal public corruption law changed dramatically following the U.S. Supreme Court’s unanimous decision in McDonnell v. United States. In recent months, courts have been grappling with the scope and implications of McDonnell: When it com
Law360
added Sep 5, 2017 22:21
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[New York, Virginia] Alleged cigarette trafficker charged in federal court; authorities say he made $2.2 million in two years

A New York man has been charged by federal authorities with conspiracy to traffic Virginia cigarettes to New York City for illegal resale. Wen Hang Zhao, of Staten Island, was named in a four-page criminal complaint Wednesday that among other things see
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Sep 4, 2017 20:09
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[Virginia] A "long -term evolution" for tobacco giant: 10 years after opening, Altria's research center in Richmond tackles changing environment

“This has been an analog business for hundreds of years,” he said of tobacco. “If you look at cigars, cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, I would call that the analog execution of tobacco.” “Now what you have is digital involvement in the tobacco space,”
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Aug 28, 2017 05:03
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[Virginia] Avail Vapor gets contract to produce and sell major brand of e-liquid

Avail said Tuesday it will manufacture, package and label select e-liquid products for Charlie’s Chalk Dust, a Costa Mesa, Calif.-based maker of e-liquids. E-liquids are the mixtures of flavorings, glycerine, propylene glycol, and nicotine extract that
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Aug 10, 2017 03:37
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[Virginia] This American Town Was Left to Die, and Suddenly Economists Care

South Boston's National Tobacco Festival was once a mammoth event. A promotional picture from 1938 is on display in the lobby of the Prizery building (now a performing arts center), where R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company once pressed leaves into barrels.
Bloomberg News
added Aug 7, 2017 17:51
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Virginia fails to implement laws, policies to prevent tobacco use, cancer group claims

explanation for the state’s reluctance to implement laws and policies that do not favor tobacco use: the state’s tobacco heritage and its reluctance to hurt the tobacco industry... In its “How Do You Measure Up?” report, ACS CAN gives Virginia red rating
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Aug 7, 2017 14:26
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[Virginia] VIDEO: Ex-Governor Bob McDonnell on SCOTUS overturning his conviction

McDonnell's case stands out because he took so much from one person -- this man, multi-millionaire Jonnie Williams. Williams wanted the governor's help getting state-sponsored studies of his new tobacco-based supplement called Anatabloc. He claimed it had
CBS
added Jul 24, 2017 19:10
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