KANSAS CITY — An Independence couple and their Wichita, Kan., lawyer are among 18 defendants charged in a federal indictment accusing them of conspiring to transport more than $17 million worth of contraband cigarettes to New York, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri said Wednesday.
18 face federal charges for contraband cigarettes
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