State agents pulled the liquor license from a bar in Sun Valley because police allege women who work there solicited male patrons to buy them alcoholic drinks, authorities said Friday.
Dora's Place, 8220 Sunland Blvd., can no longer serve alcohol, said Brad Beach, a spokesman for the California Department of Alcohol Control.
Undercover Los Angeles police officers visited the bar numerous times between 2010 and 2012, the ABC said in a statement. They say women got kickbacks for getting men to buy them drinks.
ABC agents filed two complaints against the bar, but police found the illegal behavior was still occurring as those cases were under way, Beach said. A third complaint was then filed, resulting in the license revocation, he said.
"This was an outstanding investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department that was led by Sgt. Steve Moore," Beach said.
California law prohibits enticing bar patrons to drink by using employees, who usually work for commission.
The bar's phone was disconnected and its owner could not be located.
--City News Service