Downtown Minneapolis nightclub Envy was searched Friday in connection with a tax fraud investigation, theStar Tribune reports.
The Minnesota Department of Revenue issued a news release saying a search warrant had been served at the club.
A state spokeswoman said financial records were seized during the search and that 12 of the Revenue Department’s auditors were involved.
The Star Tribune says Envy is owned by James and Susan Beamon.
The city of Minneapolis has been trying to shut down the club due to accusations that include serving alcohol after 2 a.m. But the club missed a city-imposed deadline earlier this week to surrender its liquor license, setting the stage for a potential court showdown.