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Jul 29

Tang Nguyen Acquitted By Appeals Court Of Conviction For Avoiding $129.73 In Federal Taxes On “Contraband” Vietnamese Cigarettes

“Sleigh” brand Vietnamese cigarette package

A federal appeals court has acquitted 62-year-old Tang Nguyen of her 2012 conviction of knowingly receiving cigarettes mailed from Vietnam to Nebraska that were considered contraband because $129.73 in federal cigarette taxes had not been paid on them. Tang Nguyen, who is also known by her nickname Janny, is a Vietnamese immigrant living in Lincoln, …

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