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Judge Rules Government Can Seek Tobacco Industry Profits
A federal judge ruled Monday that the government can seek $280 billion in tobacco industry profits as part of a case against cigarette manufacturers, clearing the way for the biggest civil racketeering suit in history. Judge Gladys Kessler said the tobacco companies could be ordered to hand over the money if Justice Department lawyers can prove that it was earned through fraud, and also that the billions surrendered would prevent future wrongdoing.
May 25, 2004 at 12:00 AM
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By Nancy Zuckerbrod |
Updated on May 25, 2004
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