Big Tobacco firms found guilty of conspiracy, racketeering

Gee more government interference with the free-market and laisse-faire capitlaist ability to kill people for a better profit margin. Maybe Big Tobacco should have hired a "scientist" like Steven Milloy to convince the public about the facts on smoking?
Last Thursday a federal judge found Big Tobacco firms guilty of civil fraud and racketeering, but failed to impose harsh sanctions against the companies in the suit, citing a restrictive appeals court ruling.

U.S. District Judge Gladys E. Kessler said the government's seven-year case against Big Tobacco proved cigarette makers had participated in a decades-long conspiracy to deceive the public about the dangers of smoking for the sake of turning a larger profit. Kessler had harsh words for the tobacco industry in her nearly 1,700 page ruling, but said a federal appeals court ruling on the damages sought by the government "unfortunately" did not allow her to impose multibillion-dollar sanctions against the industry.

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