According to the news story "No charges against ex-Utah liquor bosses named in audit" (Tribune, Dec. 8), there is insufficient evidence to press charges against Dennis Kellen, former director of the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Kellen has been accused of funneling no-bid contracts to his son's business, Flexpak, to the tune of $456,000. All of those 250 purchases were miraculously just below the $1,000 threshold that would have required greater scrutiny and competitive bidding.
Kellen was paying Flexpak "premium prices" for its product. How can such a cozy deal between father and son not be a violation of the state purchasing law?