Colombia Sues Pernod, Diageo

Published: 11/16/2004

NEW YORK - The government of Colombia and a number of its local entities filed a lawsuit earlier this month alleging several spirits companies violated U.S. anti-racketeering laws by facilitating money laundering in the South American country through alleged involvement in the contraband trade of their products. The lawsuit claims Pernod Ricard S.A., Pernod Ricard USA LLC, Diageo North America Inc.