MONEY LAUNDERING CASE

BY KEITH NUTHALL
THE EUROPEAN Commission has sued RJ Reynolds in New York, seeking damages against allegations that it illegally laundered the proceeds of cigarette smuggling. The case - which also involves Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Belgium, the Netherlands, Finland and Luxembourg - also seeks an injunction stopping future alleged laundering. The Commission is currently appealing against a ruling that it could not sue Philip Morris, R. J. Reynolds and Japan Tobacco over cigarette smuggling per se; it says the dismissal of this case ...


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