Two DEA employees are accused of lying during national security background checks about owning a strip club in South Hackensack, N.J.
Authorities said the DEA official and civilian DEA employee in New York City worked regular shift at the Twins Plus Go-Go Lounge and were in charge of hiring and firing dancers and bouncers, the New York Times reports.
The defense lawyers have a strategy: They are arguing that the defendants’ ownership of the club was well-known in the agency and that law enforcement officials frequented the club.
David Polos, 51, a former assistant special agent in charge, and Glen Glover, 46, a telecommunications specialist, have been charged with conspiracy and making false statements.
The men are accused of lying during their criminal background checks, saying their only employment was with the DEA.
The defense lawyers said that law enforcement is trying to prevent the disclosure of DEA agents were frequented the establishment.
“What’s really going on here is they want to shut down the fact that D.E.A. agents go to adult establishments, which is an absolute legal right,” Polos’ lawyer, Marc Mukasey, said.