Crime and Courts
Chief investigative reporter Jonathan Dienst on crime, corruption and terrorism.

Ex-Top DEA Official Convicted of Hiding Strip Club From Feds

The jury deliberated for only three hours before delivering its verdict

strip club nj dea agent
NBC 4 NY

A New York jury has convicted a former top official of the Drug Enforcement Administration and another DEA employee of failing to disclose their ownership of a New Jersey bikini bar. 

The Manhattan jury returned its verdict Thursday after three hours of deliberations. 

Prosecutors argued during the 10-day trial that ex-agent David Polos and DEA telecommunications specialist Glen Glover purposely hid their ownership of the Twins Go-Go Lounge. Defense lawyers said disclosure was unnecessary because the bar was an investment.

The government said disclosure was important because DEA employees could be compromised in a business where drug dealing and prostitution can occur. 

The 52-year-old Polos of West Nyack, and Glover left court dejected. 

Glover's attorney says the verdict is shocking.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
Contact Us