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11/21/08 - Stillaguamish ex-leaders plead guilty to cigarette trafficking

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Four former leaders of the Stillaguamish Indian Tribe must pay more than $25 million to Washington state that should have been charged as taxes on cigarettes sold at the Blue Stilly Smoke Shop in Arlington.

Edward Goodridge, Sr., his wife Linda and their son Eddie Goodridge Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday to trafficking contraband cigarettes and engaging in transactions involving money and property derived from unlawful activity, all federal felonies.