Maryland man convicted of running untaxed cigarette enterprise in NY, NJ; faces 30 years in prison

From: NY Daily News


After a lengthy bench trial, Basel Ramadan was found guilty on 198 counts of enterprise corruption, money laundering and other charges. He faces up to 30 years in prison at sentencing.

The ringleader of a huge untaxed cigarette trafficking enterprise was convicted Tuesday of dodging at least $80 million in state taxes and pocketing millions in illegal profits.


Ramadan, who generated more than $10 million in profits, was the leader of a 16-member criminal outfit which included his brother, Samir, 40. Samir pleaded guilty in 2014 and is serving a six-year sentence.

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