ELKINS, W.Va. (AP) — A Brooklyn man convicted of contraband cigarette charges in West Virginia will spend nearly two years in prison.
Mohammad D. Mohammad of Brooklyn, N.Y., also must pay a $5,000 fine.
Mohammad pleaded guilty last November to one count of transporting and possessing more than 10,000 cigarettes without paying state taxes. Officers found the cigarettes when they stopped him in Lewis County on March 29, 2011.
U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II says Mohammad was sentenced to one year and nine months Tuesday, in U.S. District Court in Elkins.