Iowa steakhouse/gentleman’s club owner facing dozens of charges

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UPDATED 11:10 a.m.

SPENCER, Iowa (KELO) — We are learning more about a northwest Iowa businessman who is behind bars, being held on a $200,000 bond. 

Chris Burg faces 20-felony charges including seven counts of fraudulent sales practices over $10,000. 

Burg owns two Spencer businesses — Liberty Lanes bowling alley and the Southside Grill – which is a steakhouse and gentlemen’s club. 

That business has made headlines before. 

Back in April one of the bartenders is accused of serving alcohol to a teenager in the hours before he was involved in a deadly crash on April 26th.

Just days after the crash, the city council voted unanimously to deny the Southside Grill’s liquor license. 

Minutes for the meeting say, the business had a history of serving underage customers and that’s not all. Our news team is gathering documents.


6:27 a.m.

A traffic stop in northwestern Iowa ended up with a man behind bars, on a bond of $200,000.

According to officials, police pulled over 36-year-old Christopher Burg in the central part of Spencer, Iowa. After pulling him over, police served Burg an arrest warrant totaling around 25 counts from different charges.

The charges included fraudulent sales practices, sales tax evasion, tax violation and ongoing criminal conduct.

Burg is being held in the Clay county jail.

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