Jamie Scrivener

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Staff writer; degree in communication and marketing from Mississippi University for Women; 3 years of journalism experience.

North Carolina Man Sentenced for Tobacco Scheme Based in North Miss.

ABERDEEN, Miss. (WCBI) – U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock sentenced Calvin Phelps, of North Carolina, to 40 months in prison and a fine of $5.1 million in restitution payments on Monday.

Phelps was linked to a multi-state strategy to elude taxes and fees on tobacco sales.

In June 2012, Phelps entered a guilty plea to schemes to defraud federal and state taxing agencies, money laundering and lying about business dealings.

He revealed his involvement with an undercover business named G-Corp which helped him keep a fake paper trail of shipping tobacco out of  the U.S.

G-Corp was located in Guntown.

Phelps requested he serve his time in the Butner Federal Corrections Complex in Granville County, N.C. given that it was closer to his family.