Previous Milford strip club proprietor in individual bankruptcy cashed checks from reputed mobster

The federal govt states Joseph Regensburger has some detailing to do.

As Regensburger, the former president of a Milford strip club, asks an appeals court to established apart a judgment ordering him to pay back $113,650 to previous workforce, a Section of Justice attorney has accused Regensburger of cashing additional than $100,000 in checks, with at minimum some of those people checks connected to Gus Curcio Sr., a reputed mobster.

Regensburger declined to remark Wednesday when achieved by cell phone, as did a attorney who represents Curcio.

The revelation arrives in federal court docket filings relating to Regensburger, who ran Keepers Gentlemen’s Club on Woodmont Street when it lost a lawsuit from six exotic dancers declaring they were not paid a minimal wage or for overtime.

The defendants experienced argued the dancers had been impartial contractors, like hairdressers, and weren’t entitled to the added benefits liked by complete-time staff.

The club and Regensburger appealed the scenario. Arguments are scheduled for Thursday in Hartford right before the state’s Appellate Court.

Even though that method has been enjoying out, Regensburger also submitted for bankruptcy safety in federal court docket, exactly where he has said in filings he can not afford a law firm to represent him.

But in accordance to Kenneth Krayeske, the dancers’ attorney, lender paperwork he subpoenaed seem to demonstrate Regensburger has cashed hundreds of bucks in checks signed by Curcio, a previous reputed mobster involved with the club, from a minimal liability business he controls.