East Rutherford, NJ – July 14, 2018 FanDuel Group opened their first SportsBook at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ this morning. The sports book accepted its first legal bet in North Jersey just before 11am. Honorary first bets were placed by State Senators and former New Jersey Governor Richard Codey. The Meadowlands which…

July 1, 2018 – Jersey City, New Jersey, USA The International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), issued a report ‘Alcohol in the Shadow Economy’ in June 2018. IARD is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing harmful drinking and promoting responsible drinking. The Washington, DC based organization is supported by member companies from the alcohol industry. The…

June 18, 2018 – Sydney, Australia Two investigative reporters in Australia, Riley Stuart and Greg Miskelly filed freedom of information requests to pursue a lead concerning fake imported scotch and tequila being sold in liquor stores throughout Australia. Publishing their findings on ABC Australia, the documents obtained by the reporters confirm that several Australian companies…

May 13, 2018 – Guadalajara, Mexico As reported in Mexico News Daily, Federal Prosecutors aided by the Criminal Investigation Agency raided a warehouse in the El Álamo industrial park based on a compliant filed by the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT). Upon entering the production facility housed inside the industrial park warehouse, investigators seized two…

April 20, 2018 – West Java, Indonesia Responding to a massive surge in deaths from alcohol poisoning throughout Indonesia in April, West Java Police have announced the arrest of a suspected fake alcohol producer. West Java Police general crime investigation department director Sr. Comr. Umar Surya Fana confirmed that his personnel assisted in the arrest…

Jakarta, Indonesia – April 19, 2018 On the heels of a surge in bootleg liquor deaths, the National Police Deputy Director Comr. Gen. Syafruddin has directed all regional Police Chiefs to put Bootleg Liquor at the top of their priority list. The Deputy Chief is mandating that local Police Chiefs are to take proactive steps…

March 28,2018 – Zhengzhou, China Central China Police have raided a warehouse in Zhengzhou, China uncovering more than 50,000 bottles of Fake Wine. The wine in question was labeled as the prestigious Australian Penfolds brand. The value of the 8300 cases of fake wine, branded as Penfolds was estimated at $3.7 Million. Treasury Wine Estates…

March 26, 2018 – Jalisco, Mexico The Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT) known in English as the Tequila Regulatory Council has issued a warning that the Tequila industry is riddled with corruption and bribery. The CRT was established in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico in 1994 as the ONLY organization to certify Tequila conformity to the Mexican…

March 19, 2018 – Paris, France The annual report of the Direction Générale de la Concurrence, de la Consommation et de la Répression des Fraudes (DGCRF) released on March 16, 2018, a massive wine fraud investigation was summarized. The DGCRF listed one of the Nation’s largest wine fraud cases ever uncovered involving the highly prized…

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