OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- A South Carolina man has pleaded guilty for his role in a contraband tobacco case in Mississippi.
Wilton Leon Holley, 49, entered a guilty plea to trafficking in contraband cigarettes during a hearing Monday in U. S. District Court in Oxford.
Holley had originally pleaded guilty in federal court in South Carolina and was sentenced to serve 33 months in prison and ordered to repay $400,000.
A federal judge in South Carolina granted his motion to withdraw his guilty plea and transfered the case to Mississippi for further proceedings.
Holley is among several people charged in the investigation of the sale of black market cigarettes to avoid paying taxes in Mississippi and other states.
He will be sentenced on the latest plea at a later date.