2 plead guilty in cig case

Jerry Burke, 67, of Tupelo and Randy Benham, 43, of Cordova, Tenn., waived indictment and pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge W. Allen Pepper in Greenville to carrying out a scheme to defraud federal and state governments, making false monthly tobacco reports and money laundering, U.S. Attorney Jim Greenlee said in a news release.

Burke agreed to forfeit more than $1.6 million in cash along with a 1982 Beech C90 Turbo Prop Airplane, valued at more than $700,000, and two Chevrolet Suburbans.

Clarion-Ledger
11/25/9