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City Dough Used For Lap Dances

Knoxville paid investigator to report on strip club activities

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City Dough Used For Lap Dances

JUNE 2--In a bid to crack down on strip clubs and adult video stores, the city fathers of Knoxville, Tennessee allowed a private investigator to use municipal funds to pay for lap dances, beers, and tips to female dancers. P.I. Greg Lundy was paid about $100 an hour for his investigative forays to seven establishments, including the Last Chance Adult Theater and Mouse's Ear West, according to the below affidavit Lundy provided to municipal officials (who were seeking to determine if the X-rated establishments were adhering to city regulations). During visits in April and May, Lundy spread around $300 in city cash at the nudie joints. (4 pages)