Anheuser-Busch Accused of Inducing Massachusetts Retailers

New allegations of illegal pay-to-play activities within the beer industry have resurfaced in Boston. A 14-month investigation by the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) into a wholly owned Anheuser-Busch wholesaler has resulted in charges that the beer distribution company illegally provided nearly $1 million in free equipment to retailers, according to the Boston Globe, who first reported the story.