The New Hampshire Liquor Commission has fired a retail employee who it says violated policies by improperly completing a large all-cash sale at a state liquor store last month. That transaction, involving $24,000 worth of Hennessy cognac, is at the heart of allegations being made Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky into wrongdoing by the Liquor Commission. He’s calling for an investigation into the Commission, citing the state agency potentially “turning a blind eye” to what he’s labeled bootlegging and money laundering practices. On February 3, 2018, Volinsky says he witnessed two customers inside the Keene retail liquor store divide a transaction into multiple smaller transactions. By structuring these transactions to each be under $10,000, the...
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Liquor Commission Fires Employee Who Completed $24K Hennessy Transaction