In 2006, three brothers opened the largest liquor store in the world with a store area of over 100,000 square feet. Now in 2011, after a routine check in 2008, the owners are facing indictment for various white collar crime charges in Colorado, according to The Denver Post.
The 52-count indictment includes charges of racketeering, violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act, and tax violations. The brothers allegedly falsified merchandise returns for millions of dollars worth of products that never existed, some of which they even created names for. After some investigation, it was determined that the brothers performed at least 4,400 fake product returns as well as conducted over $5 million of business outside of normal business hours and in cash. Furthermore, the family allegedly violated Colorado liquor laws by running a second store in Highlands Ranch under “hidden ownership.”