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Were Bootleggers Released When Prohibition Ended?

Were Bootleggers Released When Prohibition Ended?

In 2012, Americans were surprised to see the first legalization of recreational marijuana use in Colorado and Washington. In the years that followed, a handful of states followed suit, including Alaska and Oregon, in 2014. And on Nov. 8, California, Nevada, Maine, and Massachusetts all voted in favor of legalized use, sale, and consumption of […]

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The Tale Of One Of The Largest Cases Of Wine Fraud In American History

The Tale Of One Of The Largest Cases Of Wine Fraud In American History

The following is an excerpt from Frances Dinkelspiel’s Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California. One of the largest cases of wine fraud in the United States happened in 1987, and Steven Lapham, who would prosecute Mark Anderson twenty years later, was the assistant U.S. attorney spearheading the case.

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