DENVER -- The Thornton liquor store called the largest in the world is facing the possible loss of its liquor license after state investigators said they found numerous violations of state liquor code, CALL7 Investigators learned.
State Liquor Enforcement Division investigators allege the family members who own Daveco Liquors in Thornton and Davidson Liquors in Highlands Ranch commingled ownership in violation of the state law that allow only one store per licensee, records show.
The division also alleged that Daveco liquors paid $2.6 million in cash payments to several area liquor distributors, and the majority of the payments were in $9,900 increments, the records say.
Should the role of the government be to “protect” citizens from businesses that pay cash for inventory and own two stores? This seems like a ridiculous charge and not one I suspect anyone thinks is a good idea except a bunch of worthless tax leeches who are always trying to punish the successful.
Neither of the charges against the owners of these liquor stores reflects any actual crime where a person was actually harmed in anyway and even the government is not claiming to be damaged in anyway from these actions, they are merely claiming that the liquor store owners did not follow their rules in the spirit the statutes were written. It seems to me from the article the real issue is that by paying in cash, it is more difficult for the government to determine how much in taxes they can get away with stealing from these people and this is the basis for the charges. The reality is that the liquor store owners were merely saving themselves a lot of paperwork by making payments of less than $10,000, and at this point there is no indication that these transactions were in anyway criminal.