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TABC inquiry could lead to Twin Liquors shutdown

By Gary Dinges - American-Statesman Staff

Austin-based Twin Liquors could be forced to shut down by a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission investigation – and the company says the agency suspects it of having ties to notorious local nightclub operator Yassine Enterprises.

The claims, made in a newly filed lawsuit, are the first public confirmation that investigators are looking into links between Twin Liquors and Yassine Enterprises. Three members of the Yassine family were accused by federal agents of a variety of drug trafficking, money laundering and weapons charges in 2012 and are now serving time in federal prison.

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