The liquor commission, which reported record-breaking $698.2 million in sales last year, acknowledges no such wrongdoing — and, in turn, accuses Volinsky of conducting a “sting operation” in an attempt to turn the agency into a “political football.”

In a letter to Gov. Chris Sununu and Attorney General Gordon MacDonald on Tuesday, Volinsky raises questions about a number of liquor commission business practices that he says are designed to make it easier for out of state buyers to avoid federal financial scrutiny. Sununu’s office deferred comment to the Department of Justice, which also declined comment while it continues to review the documents.

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