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Authorities uncover tobacco fraud ring

Tweet A major tobacco insurance fraud ring involving Rocky Mount farmers has been broken. Local tobacco farmers and insurance agents have pleaded guilty to being part of a scheme in which the farmers fraudulently claimed crop losses, collected insurance money from a federal program but then profited from selling their tobacco harvest. Roy Johnson Raynor, 56, the owner of Raynor Warehouse Inc., has been sentenced to one year in federal prison for ... Jump to full article >>

City man indicted in federal cigarette buying case

Tweet A Roanoke Rapids man is facing federal charges after an investigation implicated him in a federal conspiracy case. Sobhi Sulieman Shehadeh, 55, is one of five named defendants in a federal case resulting in an indictment, accusing the defendants of conspiring to profit from the illegal trade in large quantities of cigarettes without paying applicable state taxes. Shehadeh, according to the indictment, is an owner/operator of Sam’s Variety ... Jump to full article >>