by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
Years ago, Asheville City Council cleaned house on the ABC Board after allegations of wild parties, lavish spending on personal comforts, and documents indicating astronomical breakage as part of an amazing shrinking inventory at at least one store. Now, the CEO who rushed in on a white horse, is accused of “repeatedly and illegally accepting gifts of liquor, meals, and tickets to sporting events from liquor distributors.” One would expect the liquor distributors to know something about the law. Regardless, the board and the DA will not prosecute anybody. Corrective action is the order of the day.