On the most recent episode of its weekly podcast, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced it was aware of public corruption – including bribes – in cannabis business licensing and is seeking information into companies that may have obtained a permit illegally.
FBI Supervisory Special Agent Regino Chavez said during a short interview that the agency has seen payoffs as much as $500,000 by individuals seeking a license to operate a cannabis business.
FBI Public Affairs Specialist Mollie Halpern, the host of the podcast, claimed that “the corruption is more prevalent in western states” because “the licensing is decentralized.”
“…Meaning the level of corruption can span from the highest to the lowest level of public officials,” she said.
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