Two DEA workers are accused of secretly running a strip club in New Jersey and then lying about their ownership interests during national security background checks.
The New York Times reports that the officials were David Polos, who most recently served as an assistant special agent in charge, and Glen Lover, a civilian employee. They are charged with one count of making false statements and face up to five years in prison.
During the background checks, the men said they did not have ownership interests in the Twins Plus Go-Go Lounge.
The men had “important and sensitive” jobs, said Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York.
“They also had other secret jobs,” he added, “which they concealed from D.E.A. in order to maintain their national security clearance, betraying the oaths they had taken and creating needless risk for the agency they worked for.”