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Iowa City bar busted for serving after hours


The owner of the Caliente Night Club in Iowa City and three bartenders face charges after they were caught serving alcohol after hours.

Iowa City police were called to the bar at about 2:50 a.m. Sunday for a report of an after hours party.  When they arrived, officers say they waited for someone to leave so they could enter.

Once inside, officers saw about 10-12 people inside with "fresh, cold" beers.  They say they witnessed several people drinking the beers.

The owner, Claudia Ortiz, 32, and three bartenders, Diana Montelongo, 28, Liliana Montelongo, 30, and Maria Mayela Cruz Ambriz, 24, are charged with selling or dispensing alcohol beverages or beer after hours.

Police say the three bartenders admitted to dispensing the beers.

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