NY Man Sentenced in Va. for Role in Cigarette Ring

June 8, 2012

A New York man will spend nine years in prison for his role in a contraband cigarette ring in Virginia.

Salah Morshed also must pay more than $17 million in restitution to Virginia and New York.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/Mn667x ) reports that the 49-year-old resident of Bronx, N.Y., was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Richmond.

Morshed had pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to traffic in contraband cigarettes and conspiracy to launder money.

He was among six people who were indicted last November. Four defendants were sentenced earlier and one is a fugitive.

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