Posted: Mar 14, 2013 8:17 AM by AP
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Federal prosecutors are taking steps to seize ownership of property associated with the now-closed Desperado's Gentlemen's Cabaret north of Lafayette.
The Advocate reports the U.S. Attorney's Office filed civil case papers that identifies the land and building in Carencro, which was raided by authorities in December in a drug and prostitution investigation.
The Lafayette man who prosecutors have said owned and operated the strip club, 54-year-old James Panos, was indicted Dec. 19 on one count of conspiracy to operate drug-involved premises.
Panos' attorney, Scott Iles, said Tuesday that Panos does not own the property that prosecutors want to seize.
Iles said the land, building and business is owned by a Baton Rouge company called Diversified Asset Group.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com