TTB Tags Miami and Illinois Distributors with Trade Practice Violations

The Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) accepted a $1.5 million offer in compromise from Miami distributor Eagle Brands for alleged trade practice violations, specifically payments to retailers to carry and promote its products to the exclusion of competing products. TTB also alleges that Eagle Brands employees provided retailers with draft systems that were to be used exclusively for Eagle Brands products. In Illinois, TTB accepted a $325,000 offer in compromise from Elgin Beverage Co. for alleged tied house violations.


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Pete Johnson serves as the State & Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association. He joined the BA at its inception in 2005, having previously worked as Programs Director for the Brewers Association of America. Before coming to the small brewing industry in 2001, Pete worked for 14 years with both state and federal elected officials in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C.

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