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|Charge Date:||Wed Mar. 28, 2001|
|Investigation Type(s):||Informant, Sting|
|Charges:||Contraband tobacco, Criminal conspiracy, Fraud/financial crimes, Immigration violations, RICO/racketeering|
|Convictions:||Contraband tobacco, Criminal conspiracy, Immigration violations, RICO/racketeering|
Hammoud, his brother Mohamad, and Said Harb ran a $7.8 million cigarette smuggling ring linked to Hezbollah. They purchased bulk cigarettes in North Carolina and sold them in Michigan for a profit. He was sentenced to more than four years in prison.
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