Brooklyn Nightclub Verboten Has Been Shut Down And Seized

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Brooklyn Nightclub Verboten Has Been Shut Down And Seized

Brooklyn nightclub Verboten has been seized by authorities and is expected to discontinue business operations indefinitely.

After becoming a staple of house and techno enthusiasts for organizing events in and around New York City, the nightlife brand established itself in a more permanent North Williamsburg location two years ago. Earlier today, however, authorities entered the property, locked it up and put up the the following notice:

Brooklyn Nightclub Verboten Has Been Shut Down And Seized

The nightclub’s managers, Jen Schiffer and John Perez, had been accused of fraud and mismanagement by investors back in January. While seizures of this type typically result from a business’ failure to pay taxes, sources familiar with Verboten’s inner workings speculate that it came about more specifically due to members of the nightclub’s staff failing to report a portion of its cash admissions.

Spokespeople on behalf of Verboten have yet to make an official statement regarding the seizure, but we’ll provide additional details as the situation unfolds.