OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- An Arkansas man is the latest person to be sentenced to prison in the trafficking of contraband cigarettes.
James B. Trosper, 79, of Rogers, Arkansas was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $93,000 in restitution.
Trosper pleaded guilty in 2011 for his role in what federal prosecutors say was a multi-state scheme to draud federal officials and the states out of more than $1 million in tobacco taxes and related fees.
Federal court records say Trosper owned Delta-Ozark Enterprises, a cigarette distribution facility in Grove, Oklahoma.