Allegany Woman gets 9 Months for Illegal Cigarette Trafficking

1490NewsBlog – WESB
by Anne Holliday

An Allegany woman who sold untaxed cigarettes over the Internet to both individual smokers and restaurants in New Jersey has been sentenced to nine months in federal prison.

47-year-old Rita Roosa has also been ordered to compensate the state of New Jersey for lost tax revenue.

She sold at least $4.9 million worth of cigarettes, resulting in a $3.9 million tax revenue loss to the state. She pleaded guilty to conspiracy to traffic and trafficking in contraband cigarettes.

Roosa is not a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians.

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One Comment

  1. Anonymous says:

    noone but me sees a problem with the government pulling 3.9 in taxes from 4.9 / wow / and this country is in the hole /wake up

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