Two More Guilty Pleas In Strip Club Drug Case
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A former dancer at the now-shuttered Desperado's Gentlemen's Cabaret and a longtime customer of the business pleaded guilty to cocaine distribution charges in a federal probe of prostitution and drug dealing at the Carencro strip club.
The Advocate reports Acquila Shanete Latigue, the former dancer, and Gerald Cormier, who was a regular customer, both admitted dealing cocaine to customers and employees at the club.
They each face up to 20 years in prison when sentenced.
The two guilty pleas Thursday bring the total number of pleas in the case to eight.
All have agreed to cooperate in the case against the remaining two defendants, club owner James Panos and his wife, Jennifer "Nancy" Panos, of Broussard.
Their trial is set for May 12 on drug and racketeering charges.