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April 11, 2014

Liquor violators escape hearings

Seven business caught selling beer to minor


“That shows me you’re taking this seriously,” Edwards told Patel.

An employee of Li’s Asian Garden attended the meeting with manager Wu Li to translate. The worker said an inexperienced sushi chef served a beer to a minor without checking for ID while a supervisor was in the restroom.

“We know this is very serious,” the employee told the commission. “We are so sorry and will make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

Joseph Raphael, owner and manager of Bradford Liquors, told the commission he fired the female employee who sold beer to the minor in the police sting.

While it was Raphael’s first official offense, police investigated the store in November 2012 for allegedly selling two six-packs of Twisted Tea alcohol drinks to a teenage girl, who was later arrested for underage drinking. The commission held a hearing on the allegations, but ultimately did not take action against the store.

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