US Vows to Halt Beer Taps Scheme


Marc Sorini called the federal Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s decision to crack down on “pay to play” beer distribution arrangements “an easy one for them” because it built on a Massachusetts enforcement action. The federal move “will have some deterrent effect, absolutely, but it didn’t take a lot of resources or a crystal ball to piggyback on the state investigation,” Mr. Sorini added.