GNU Webster's 1913
- A conspiracy of distillers and government officials during the administration of President Grant to defraud the government of the excise taxes. The frauds were detected in 1875 through the efforts of the Secretary of the Treasury B. H. Bristow, and most of the offenders were convicted.
“But in the whiskey ring operations the gauger might, for example, report four thousand gallons in four hundred packages of ten gallons each, when in reality there were four hundred packages of eighty gallons each.”
“The first step in building a whiskey ring is to convince the rectifier and the distiller to only report a fraction of production.”
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