NEW YORK (AP) — A former federal Drug Enforcement Administration employee was ordered to do community service and serve a year of probation Friday after he was convicted of hiding ownership in a New Jersey strip club.
U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe said prison time would serve no purpose for Glen Glover, though he ordered him to serve a year of probation, 250 hours of community service and pay a $5,000 fine.
The ex-DEA telecommunications specialist from Lyndhurst, New Jersey, was convicted last year of failing to report the outside employment to the DEA, along with David Polos, a former top DEA official. Polos was sentenced last week to a year of probation.
Prosecutors said the men shared ownership in the Twins Go-Go Lounge in South Hackensack, New Jersey.
Polos was also convicted for failing to disclose in 2011 that he was having an affair with a Brazilian dancer at the club. Polos, of West Nyack, New York, was the assistant director in charge of the DEA's New York office when he was arrested.
Gardephe noted that Glover had expressed remorse and has lost a 27-year DEA career with his conviction.
"I suspect there's no active law enforcement employee who would want to be standing in Mr. Glover's shoes today," the judge said.
The judge said trial evidence showed the club, now operating under another name, sometimes was tolerant of the use of illegal drugs, the employment of dancers who were not living in the United States legally and possible prostitution activity.
He said Glover was an active owner, playing a role in the hiring and firing of employees.