HARRISBURG A high-level official at the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is leaving his $113,937 post days before the release of a long-awaited report into alleged ethics violations at the agency.
Marketing director Jim Short notified the agency of his retirement this week, the agency confirmed.
Short was one of three LCB officials named in a 2012 confidential report by the state Inspector General's Office that contended they had improperly accepted gifts and favors from vendors.
The others were Joe Conti, the board CEO and a former state senator from Doylestown, and Chairman Patrick J. "P.J." Stapleton III of Indiana County. Both have since left the agency.