Feds Push for American Legacy Funding

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WASHINGTON The Department of Justice has asked a judge to order several tobacco companies to pay the American Legacy Foundation $400 million for 10 years as part of the remedies it is seeking in its civil racketeering fraud case.

The order, released yesterday, calls for Legacy “to continue and supplement its activities and functions … to provide [a] nationwide sustained advertising and education program to educate about the comparative disease risks of low and ultra low tar cigarettes and disease risks associated with secondhand smoke.”

“We

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