State Liquor Authority Hit Booze Wholesaler With $2.5M Wonderful

ALBANY — A nationwide liquor wholesaler can pay a minimum of $2.5 million in fines to settle costs its gross sales workers engaged in a “pay to play” scheme to win enterprise, the State Liquor Authority introduced Wednesday.

Investigators discovered that representatives of Miami-based Southern Glazer Wine & Spirits supplied unlawful presents to eating places to safe buy agreements.

Particularly, the corporate’s gross sales folks ran up massive bills on their company bank cards at favored institutions with out receiving something in return, the SLA reported.

Southern Glazer confronted a complete of $three.5 million in fines — the most important penalty ever imposed by the SLA — however state officers agreed to droop $1 million as a result of the corporate is cooperating with the investigation.