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OAKLAND, Calif. Port of Oakland leaders plan to strengthen expense policies as an official is under investigation for spending thousands at a Houston strip club.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the board held an emergency closed-door meeting Friday related to maritime operations director James Kwon. Port Board President Gilda Gonzales said Monday that board officials are seeking to implement new policies.

Kwon apparently racked up a tab of $4,500 at Treasures while entertaining about a dozen shipping industry executives in 2008. A receipt submitted said the gathering was held at D. Houston Inc., the name of the strip club s parent company.

The Port s board is scheduled to meet again next Monday.

Kwon, who been in China attending another port conference, wasn t immediately unavailable for comment.
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