SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky Notifies Investors With Losses on Their Investment in Star Scientific, Inc. of Class Action

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky Notifies Investors With Losses on Their
Investment in Star Scientific, Inc. of Class Action Lawsuit and the Deadline
of May 24, 2013 to Seek a Lead Plaintiff Position

NEW YORK, April 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Levi & Korsinsky announces that a
class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court
for the Eastern District of Virginia on behalf of investors who purchased Star
Scientific, Inc. ("Star Scientific" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:STSI) stock
between October 31, 2011 and March 18, 2013.

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The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants made
materially false and misleading statements concerning the Company's business
and operations. In particular, it is alleged that the Company misrepresented
and/or failed to disclose that: (a) the Company had engaged in potentially
illegal transactions involving certain private placements and related party
transactions since 2006; and (b) the Company received subpoenas from the U.S.
Attorney's office investigating potential securities fraud involving
transactions dating back to 2006.

On March 18, 2013, the Company disclosed it was under investigation by the
U.S. Attorney's office, and announced the receipt of related subpoenas. The
Company also announced that it was conducting an internal investigation
regarding these transactions.

If you suffered a loss in Star Scientific you have until May 24, 2013 to
request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in
any recovery doesn't require that you serve as a lead plaintiff. To obtain
additional information, contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at
jlevi@zlk.com or by telephone at (877) 363-5972, or visit
http://zlk.9nl.com/starscientific-stsi/.

Levi & Korsinsky is a national firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, and
Washington D.C. The firm has extensive expertise in prosecuting securities
litigation involving financial fraud, representing investors throughout the
nation in securities and shareholder lawsuits. Attorney advertising. Prior
results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

CONTACT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
         Joseph Levi, Esq.
         Eduard Korsinsky, Esq.
         30 Broad Street - 24th Floor
         New York, NY 10004
         Tel: (212) 363-7500
         Toll Free:  (877) 363-5972
         Fax: (866) 367-6510
         www.zlk.com
 
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