Vendors Ink $9M Deal Over Gifts To Pa. Liquor Officials

Law360, Philadelphia (July 27, 2017, 7:55 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors said Thursday that four vendors have agreed to pay a total of $9 million in penalties over gifts provided to Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board officials, nearly two years after the agency’s ex-marketing director copped to charges stemming from a related kickback scheme.

The penalties come as part of non-prosecution agreements with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in which the vendors admitted to showering PLCB officials, who helped operate a system of more than 600 state-owned liquor stores, with gifts including all-expenses-paid trips, tickets to concerts and sporting events, and cash.

“Although the history between...

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