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Two Drug Enforcement Administration agents were charged Wednesday after it was uncovered that the pair were illegally operating a strip club on the side. In addition to failing to disclose their participation in managing the strip club, the agents were further accused of engaging in a variety of shady practices pertaining to the club's operation, including prostitution and human trafficking.

David Polos and Glen Glover were charged in federal court for making false statements on Wednesday and face up to five years in prison each if they are convicted due to their failure to disclose their management of Twins Plus Go-Go Lounge to federal authorities. According to the complaint, the veteran DEA agents had lied on federal forms in order to conceal their participation in the club's management, which would not have otherwise been approved by the agency.

Low Profile? Not So Much.

Several lurid details have already emerged describing the brazen demeanor of the two agents. According to the indictment, there were "relatively frequent incidents of prostitution and human trafficking" at Twins Plus Go-Go Lounge, in addition to a variety of other criminal offenses. At one point, Polos allegedly "used his status as a law enforcement officer to facilitate the club's operations, including displaying his firearm in connection with a dispute among those operating the club."

The indictment also adds that there were frequent violations of New Jersey law requiring that performers be partially clothed, as well as violations of federal law regarding immigration. The club is accused of knowingly employing a number of dancers, primarily from Russia and Brazil, who were in the country illegally.

Rules In Place to Prevent Corruption

The DEA prohibits agents from engaging in outside employment that could potentially place them "in proximity to crime" in order to reduce the risk of blackmail and corruption. According to the FBI, Polos and Glovers' actions had created a "needless risk" for the agency, and cited their extensive involvement in the crime-ridden club, such as hiring and firing bartenders, dancers, and bouncers, as well as attending to other club-related matters.

Preet Bharara, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, said that both men had "important and sensitive law enforcement jobs with the DEA" and that "...they concealed [other secret jobs] from DEA in order to maintain their national security clearance."

Polos and Glover were released without bail following their court appearance. Both declined to comment on the charges.

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