Cases like money laundering, false tax reporting, illegal tier interest and subterfuge are now targets for the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
TABC announced they trained enforcement agents and compliance auditors to become Certified Fraud Examiners as part of the new investigative standards set by the agency.
Although the use of certified fraud examiners in investigations at the TABC is fairly new, the agency said it has already been proven to be very successful.
"If we determine a location needs additional support, we will start by offering training to promote voluntary compliance," said stated Dexter Jones, Assistant Chief of Field Operations for the North Texas Region. "If repeat violations occur, we will use investigative techniques to ensure that the more apparent violations are not masking a much larger problem at the licensed alcoholic beverage location such as human trafficking, money laundering or drugs. The agency will take necessary steps to halt violations at that location even if it means shutting them down."