No criminal charges coming in Utah liquor agency scandal

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  • tlaulu Taylorsville, Utah
    Dec. 8, 2012 1:42 p.m.

    If I was the director of the agency at the time and I was always intoxicated, I too would be happy for the "no charges" lol!

  • Peter Coyotl West Jordan, UT
    Dec. 8, 2012 11:13 a.m.

    State troopers commits serial perjury and helps convicts the innocent-no charges. UDOT gives away $13 million to placate a wronged bidder who lost out in a rigged bid-no charges. UDOT manager has sex with winning bidder-no charges. West Valley cops shoot and kill unarmed woman in parking lot-no charges. Attorney General looks the other way while his generous criminal donors go unscathed-no charges. Utah liquor administrators break laws-no charges. Leading politician hot tubs with teen-no charges. Powerful politician helps put his buddy on the UTA board and the buddy makes millions using inside information-no charges. This corruption stinks more than the political filth of my home town Chicago.

  • shadowchilds Taylorsville, UT
    Dec. 8, 2012 10:15 a.m.

    this is complete bs. no criminal charges. if i did this at a business. i would be fired and sent to jail. this is a government position. he sent thousands and thousands of dollars to his son's company. The state need to go after him cause i can bet you pull his sons statements and credit card statements. i can bet he has stuff that was charged on them for him. this guy need to be made and example of. i dont care if he LDS or any other religion. he really stole government money. he may not have done it personally. but he still stole it.

    either that or as suggested above. privatize liquor.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Dec. 7, 2012 10:48 p.m.

    Once again, exactly why is the state of Utah even involved with the liquor business, other than to regulate sales to those over 21 and to collect whatever taxes are required by law.

    Most other states simply allow the private sector to handle all the purchasing, warehousing, distribution, stocking, real estate, and retail sales of alcohol. Those states have no more alcohol problems than Utah and save a boat load of money doing it that way, and still collect the "sin taxes" from the sales.

    Get the state out of the alcohol business and stick to jobs the private sector cannot due, like roads, public safety and some public education.