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Mississippians not required to be 21 to buy tobacco products

A House committee doesn’t want to require Mississippians to be 21 to buy tobacco products. The House Ways and Means Committee, on a split voice vote Wednesday, rejected House Bill 835 . The measure sponsored by Rep. Debra Butler Dixon, a Raymond Democrat, would have increased the age to buy cigarettes and other products from the current 18. States with ages above ...

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Man pleads guilty to role in contraband tobacco scam

TUPELO — A South Carolina man is the latest person to plead guilty to federal charges related to a scheme to avoid paying taxes on thousands of packs of cigarettes. Fred Brackett of Lancaster pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court. The indictment in the case says Bracket bought more than 188,000 cartons of cigarettes and dodged taxes in a ...

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Man pleads guilty to charges of cigarette smuggling

OXFORD — An Arkansas man has pleaded guilty in Mississippi to charges related to his role in a multi-state cigarette smuggling operation. James B. Trosper of Rogers Ark., pleaded guilty this past week in federal court in Oxford to three counts involving a scheme to defraud the U.S. and several states of more than $1 million in tobacco taxes and ...

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Judge rules for state in tobacco lawsuit

JACKSON COUNTY — Attorney General Jim Hood’s lawsuit against Brown & Williamson (B&W) Tobacco Corporation received an $8 million victory in court. Judge Jaye A. Bradley, in the Chancery Court of Jackson County, issued a ruling on Hood’s motion to enforce settlement against B&W. The original tobacco settlement requires the company to pay Mississippi for every cigarette it makes and ...

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Two plead guilty in contraband cigarette case

OXFORD — Two Kentucky men have pleaded guilty in Mississippi to federal charges of falsifying documents to evade the payment of taxes through the sale and distribution of contraband cigarettes. Acting U.S. Attorney William C. Martin said Robert Ammerman of Falmount, Ky., and Mike Ammerman of Cynthiana, Ky., entered the pleas yesterday before a judge in Oxford. A sentencing date ...

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