2 Cleveland businesses face criminal charges after illegal sales bust, OIU says

2 Cleveland businesses face criminal charges after illegal sales bust, OIU says
2 Cleveland businesses face criminal charges after illegal sales bust, OIU says (Source: WOIO)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) announced on Saturday that two Cleveland businesses are facing criminal charges.

OIU agents and Cleveland police officers busted them for serving alcohol without liquor permits, according to a release.

A Prospect Avenue business property in Cleveland was spotted with more than 100 cars in its parking lot, according to a release.

OIU agents found hundreds of people inside the property upon their 12:45 a.m. arrival on early Saturday morning, the release said.

Agents discovered that patrons paid a $20 entry fee that also covered alcoholic drinks, the OIU said.

Several hundred people were inside the business, shoulder-to-shoulder, with an absence of social distancing and facial coverings.
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Ankor Ultra Lounge Restaurant in Cleveland served 40 patrons around 11:15 p.m. on Friday, according to a release.

A release said this location does not have a valid liquor permit.

Both businesses are facing criminal charges for illegal sales, the OIU said.

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