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Arrests in Scheme to Defraud U.S. of Federal Excise Taxes on Cigarettes

Posted 02/26/2018

TTB Investigation Leads to Guilty Plea for Conspiring to Defraud the United States by Diverting Millions of Untaxed CigarettesOn Thursday, February 22, 2018, Yong "David" Lu, 54, of Arcadia, and Wenzhu Guo, also 54, of Monterey Park, California were arrested by federal authorities on charges of scheming to avoid payment of federal excise taxes on duty-free cigarettes that should have been sent abroad, but instead were diverted to local retail outlets.

A copy of the press release may be found at the United States Attorney's Office for the Central  District of California website.

 

 

 

 

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