Not knowing the site I googled around and found another site, the Guardian.
The story does not end there. It turns out that this is part of a larger scheme ( ironically ) called Operation Choke Point. Also reported in a Washington Post article that downplays the practice.
According to Cryptocoin news. There are thirty industries the DoJ is now targeteting:
*Ammunition Sales *Cable Box De-scramblers *Coin Dealers *Credit Card Schemes
*Credit Repair Services *Dating Services *Debt Consolidation Scams *Drug Paraphernalia
*Escort Services *Firearms Sales *Fireworks Sales *Get Rich Products *Government Grants
*Home-Based Charities *Life-Time Guarantees *Life-Time Memberships *Lottery Sales
*Mailing Lists/Personal Info *Money Transfer Networks *On-line Gambling *PayDay Loans
*Pharmaceutical Sales *Ponzi Schemes *Pornography *Pyramid-Type Sales *Racist Materials
*Surveillance Equipment *Telemarketing *Tobacco Sales *Travel Clubs
But more can be added. ( I notice alcohol sales is not on the list)."