Two Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officers have been convicted of having owned and operated a strip club during their working hours.
Glen Glover of New Jersey and David Polos of New York operated Twins Plus Lounge out of South Hackensack, New Jersey. They tried to hide the establishment from authorities, in order to keep their jobs and security clearances.
Polos also ran into legal trouble for failing to disclose a romantic relationship he had with a Brazilian dancer in his employ. DEA officers are usually explicitly asked if they have had any intimate relationships with foreign nationals.
The club, purchased in 2010, was a modest spot with a handful of Yelp and Foursquare reviews. Glover was said to be in charge of operations of the club.
Overall, it is believed that the pair of owners spent over $600,000 on the maintenance of the club over the course of four years.
In addition to operating their venture during working hours, Polos was found to have used his government-issued phone to engage in matters related to the club. His DEA-supplied phone was primarily used to send text messages to other stakeholders.
The club primarily employed a number of undocumented immigrants as dancers; these dancers often hailed from Russia or Brazil. Some of the dancers worked double shifts in order to pay off smugglers who had enabled their illegal entry into the United States.
Glover and Polos have not yet been sentenced, but they will face up to 10 and 15 years in prison, respectively.