Prosecutor: Ex-DEA official hid involvement in strip club

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Posted: Jun 08, 2016 12:43 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor in New York has told jurors that a Drug Enforcement Administration official hid his involvement in a New Jersey strip club.

Prosecutor Martin Bell said Wednesday in closing arguments that David Polos and another DEA employee knew their ownership of the Twins Plus Go-Go Lounge wouldn't be approved because it raised the likelihood that employees possessing top-secret information could be put in compromising positions.

Bell says Polos and telecommunications specialist Glen Glover hid their involvement in the South Hackensack club when they filled out security clearance forms in 2011.

He says Polos also hid his extramarital affair with a Brazilian dancer who entered the country illegally.

Defense lawyers say that the men considered the club an investment, like the stock market. Glover is suspended. Polos has retired.