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Court Rejects Racketeering Penalty for Tobacco Industry
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Court Rejects Racketeering Penalty for Tobacco Industry

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Court Rejects Racketeering Penalty for Tobacco Industry

Court Rejects Racketeering Penalty for Tobacco Industry
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A federal appeals court rejects the Justice Department's attempt to seek $280 billion from cigarette makers. In the civil racketeering case, the government had alleged the industry earned that amount through fraud.

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