Tobacco Distributor Indicted in Cigarette Tax Case

Bowling Green, KY – A federal grand jury in Louisville has indicted 41 year old Pedro "Peter" Bello of Miami on a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Bello is accused of failing to pay more than two million dollars in cigarette taxes in the Commonwealth. Bello ran GT Northeast, a tobacco wholesaler that has also drawn the attention of investigators in New York City and the state of Indiana in the past. His arraignment is scheduled for October 18th in Louisville.