TTB Investigation Results in Guilty Plea to Contraband Cigarette Charges

Posted 02/15/2018

TTB Investigation Leads to Guilty Plea for Conspiring to Defraud the United States by Diverting Millions of Untaxed CigarettesOn Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Jeffrey Lazare, sole owner of Braves Manufacturing and/or Braves Packaging, pled guilty to failing to maintain required records relating to the manufacture and sale of cigarettes.

Sentencing is scheduled for June 7, 2018, in Utica, New York.

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





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