OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A high-ranking Port of Oakland official is under investigation for spending thousands of dollars in public funds for a party at a Houston strip club.

Port commissioners held an emergency closed meeting Friday to discuss the case involving Maritime Director James Kwon, according to an article by the San Francisco Chronicle.

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During a dinner reception at Treasures, a gentlemen’s club in Houston, Texas, Kwon entertained about a dozen shipping industry executives, and racked up a tab in excess of $4,500.

KCBS, CBS 5 and Chronicle Insider Phil Matier:

The receipt submitted for the reception said it was held at D. Houston Inc., which is the name of the strip club’s parent company.

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Port officials said they were working to strengthen their expense reimbursement policies.

Kwon has been maritime operations director since 2007.

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