|November 15, 2018
For Immediate Release
|Office of Congressional and Public Affairs
TTB Press Release
TTB Accepts $325,000 Offer in Compromise for Tied House Violations
Washington, D.C. — TTB has accepted a $325,000 offer in compromise from Elgin Beverage Co., a wholesaler in Bartlett, Illinois, for alleged violations of the tied house provisions of the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA). This case developed out of the joint operation that TTB conducted with the Illinois Liquor Control Commission in September 2017.
Specifically, TTB alleges that Elgin aided and abetted another industry member in the use of a third party to pay retailers to carry and promote their products to the exclusion of competing products, which gave Elgin an unfair advantage over law-abiding competitors and ultimately limited consumer choice.
TTB remains committed to putting an end to anti-competitive practices that hurt law-abiding businesses and prevent consumers from enjoying a wide selection of products.