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IRS raids Kittens strip club owned by Methuen official
By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff
Internal Revenue Service agents raided a strip club on Thursday in Salisbury owned by the Methuen superintendent of parks and recreation as well as the man's home.
Methuen Mayor William M. Manzi 3d said today the city is waiting to see what, if anything happens, in the investigation into the affairs of Kevin G. Moury, before deciding whether to take action against the longtime city employee.
“The IRS went to his business and to his home, of that there is no doubt,” Manzi said in a telephone interview. “But what that means, and what they’re looking at, is not known to the city.”
Moury did not return messages left at his club, Kittens, or at his home in Methuen. The IRS said it is legally barred from commenting.
Moury served on the Methuen City Council from 1988 to 1992 and then in various public works positions in the city, tending to cemeteries, trees, and parks. In 2004, he and his wife, Debbie, opened Kittens.
“It’s hard to have a reaction,” Manzi sad. “We’ll just take a wait-and-see attitude. And having known him for a long time, I certainly hope everything is OK.”