The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) recently announced the arrest of Trooper Robert E. Covington Jr., of Olyphant, for his alleged involvement in illegal activity occurring at Sinners Swing Gentlemen’s Club in Mayfield Borough, Lackawanna County. Covington, 48, is a 13-year veteran of PSP and was assigned to the Bureau of Gaming Enforcement, Pocono Downs Wilkes-Barre Office. He had been on restricted duty during the investigation and is currently suspended without pay pending resolution of the charges against him.

Also charged were: David P. Klem, 39, of Eynon; Michael P. Ball, 49, of Dalton; and Deanna E. Tallo, 32, of Troop. The arrests follow a 17-month investigation by members of the Pennsylvania State Police, in partnership with prosecutors from the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.

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