With the help of television stations across the country that conducted investigative reports, ARAA has been documenting the bootleg alcohol trade in the U.
According to ARAA, federal legislation is pending that would make it easier for state attorneys general to stop illegal alcohol shipments.
The series 2009B RFS bonds, issued by the system in June 2009, have also been designated as BABs under the ARAA
This case against these companies-following on the heels of Monday's announcement by the Utah Attorney General of Beer Across America's guilty plea to shipping alcohol to a minor-documents what ARAA
has been saying for three years: Illegal alcohol shipments are a growing national problem as some producers and marketers seek to increase their profits by taking orders via toll-free numbers, mail order, and the Internet and then shipping illegally directly to consumers.
This case against Beer Across America documents what ARAA has been saying for three years: Illegal alcohol shipments are a growing national problem as some producers and marketers seek to increase their profits by taking orders via toll-free numbers, mail order, and the Internet and then shipping illegally directly to consumers.
ARAA urges other state attorneys general to follow Utah's lead to put a stop to unregulated alcohol shipments that put our children at risk.
ARAA applauds Utah Attorney General Jan Graham and Senator Orrin Hatch for their leadership in alerting the public to the dangers of unregulated shipments of alcohol-General Graham for pursuing this case, and Senator Hatch for sponsoring the 21st Amendment Enforcement Act, S.
According to ARAA executive director Barry McCahill, "Friends don't want to send friends bootleg wine, beer or liquor as gifts.
ARAA cited these examples: In Philadelphia this time last year a teenage girl ordered and received several cases of vodka and liqueur and had an all- you-can-drink party for her friends; Oregon regulatory officials took action against underage drinkers who ordered alcohol online; a Colorado-based business was shut down for shipping out-of-state to minors; and the parents of an Alabama teenager who was having beer shipped to his home filed a lawsuit against the company that was shipping it to him.
2031 re-enforces the overwhelming 80-17 Senate vote on similar legislation, and validates what ARAA
and other organizations have been saying: illegal is illegal, and states have every right to enforce their laws.
The ARAA is the front group funded and controlled by the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA).
Wine Institute applauds the decision of MADD and respectfully requests the other organizations listed by ARAA as "Members" and "Supporters" undertake a thorough review of their affiliation with ARAA.