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Ed Swedberg, deputy executive director of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, answers questions during the House Committee on General Investigating & Ethics meeting on April 13, 2017.  The committee was investigating TABC out-of-state travel to conference at taxpayer expense. 
 Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

Acting director of Texas liquor agency abruptly quits

He had only been in the job for a few weeks, but the interim director of the troubled Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is out. Ed Swedberg abruptly quit Friday after saying he did not want to participate in the termination of another high-ranking official at TABC.

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Earl Pearson and Andy Peña from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. 
 TABC website

Two more liquor regulators leaving troubled TABC

Two fresh departures from the troubled Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, announced Thursday, bring to five the number of high-level officials calling it quits since The Texas Tribune began publishing a series of stories about lavish spending, mismanagement and regulatory overreach at TABC.

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