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The incident occurred during a morning meeting of the Alcoholic Beverage Board of Marion County.
Provided/Indianapolis Channel 16

The owner of a Indianapolis strip club is accused of attacking Indianapolis councilman Jeff Miller during a public meeting Monday in an act of retaliation over Miller’s yearslong opposition to the bar’s liquor license.

Police say Jeffery Moe, 51, grabbed Miller by the throat with both hands, picked him up and slammed his head against a wall. Moe later told police he “cleaned (Miller’s) clock and I’ll do it again,” according to court documents filed Tuesday. 

But Moe, a former Iowa Hawkeyes basketball player in the 1980s who faces two felony and two misdemeanor charges, disputes how the attack was characterized by police. Moe told IndyStar he grabbed Miller’s collar and shook him. 

“I did not grab his neck. I shook him,” Moe, who owns Lenny’s Gentlemen’s Club, told IndyStar. “I was not intending to injure Mr. Miller. I was meaning to tell him to stop being a pompous politician.”

Moe played in 131 games for the Hawkeyes between 1984 and 1988. He averaged 9.5 points per game and made 131 3-point baskets. His 1,248 points career points ranks 21st on Iowa’s all-time scoring list. 

He was a second-round pick by the Utah Jazz in the 1988 NBA Draft but never played in a regular season game.

The alleged attack occurred during an Alcoholic Beverage Board of Marion County meeting around 10:30 a.m., court documents say. 

After the altercation, Miller told police that his breathing was restricted. His glasses were also broken. 

Investigators found scratch marks and redness along Miller’s neck, according to court documents. 

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