Ex-Pa. Liquor Board Director Admits To Kickback Scheme

Law360, New York (September 16, 2015, 7:07 PM EDT) -- The former director of marketing and merchandising for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has pled guilty to criminal charges of accepting bribes and kickbacks from an alcoholic beverage distributor and manufacturer in exchange for favoring those companies in policy decisions, the government announced on Wednesday.

In a Pennsylvania federal court, James H. Short Jr. pled guilty to the charge of honest services mail fraud, admitting to approximately 10 years of receiving benefits from a liquor and beer distributor that included all-expenses paid golf trips, cash, gift cards and meals, starting in 2002.

Short served as the director of marketing and merchandising...

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