On July 28th, 2017

ABC Agents Post Notice of Suspension at El Monte Bar

EL MONTE – On July 27, 2017, California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents posted a Notice of Suspension at JJ’s, located in the city of El Monte. The license of the business is suspended indefinitely and could be revoked if it isn’t transferred in the next six months. The business is immediately prohibited from serving or selling alcohol after agents discovered alleged disorderly activity involving fights, underage-drinking and illegal drink solicitations.

On July 11th, the licensee agreed to an indefinite suspension with the understanding the license could be revoked if it isn’t transferred within six months to another owner who is qualified to own the license.

ABC agents and local law enforcement officers visited JJ’s multiple times and discovered that patrons under 21 were being served drinks, and illegal drink solicitations where taking place.  Those solicitations involved bar servers adding a surcharge on alcoholic beverages in exchange for keeping male patrons company.

“ABC agents have a lot of ground to cover, in that there are so many more places that serve and sell alcohol, than there are agents to investigate possible illegal activity inside,” said California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) President Alan Barcelona.  “ABC agents are committed to protecting the public by going in to bars, restaurants, stores and large venues, many times, undercover, to witness and put a stop to illegal activity.  I’m convinced their work reduces DUIs, and the deaths and injuries associated with drunk driving.”

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