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Ex-cab company owner sentenced for selling alcohol in Bethel

May 6, 2019

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — The former owner of a Bethel cab company has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for illegal alcohol sales.

State prosecutors say 57-year-old Min Sook Cha also will serve a year on probation. She was sentenced Monday in Bethel.

She’s the seventh person to plead guilty as part of an Alaska State Trooper investigation into Bethel’s illegal alcohol sales in 2015 and 2016.

Cha sold undercover officers a bottle of alcohol on five occasions in February and March 2016 as she drove for Quyana Cab Co., which she co-owned at the time.

She pleaded guilty to one count of selling alcohol without a license.

During her probation, she will be prohibited from possessing alcohol and officers will be able to search any cab she’s driving for alcohol.