Illinois Men Plead Guilty to Smuggling Untaxed Tobacco Products Into Minnesota.


The Washington County Attorney's Office has reached plea agreements with a pair of Illinois men accused of aiding and abetting the sale of untaxed tobacco, the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced in a release Wednesday.

Mohammad A.M. Abdul Majid of Bridgeview, Illinois, and Iman Gencehan Ugurlu of Oak Lawn, Illinois will each receive five years probation and have agreed to pay the state more than $74,000 in restitution.

The release states the charges stem from a traffic stop by the state patrol in which the men were reported to have been found in possession of more than $78,000 worth of untaxed tobacco products. According to the release, that was the largest known seizure of such products in state history.

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