Poulos was assistant to Mayor Kuzak and OCP's mole on City Council. He went with the Mayor to the OCP building, where the Old Man, Donald Johnson and Holzgang told him that they don't really expect him to pay the city's debt to them since the contract allowed OCP to foreclose the city.
When a mysterious woman offered a solution to the Mayor's debt Poulos felt that the future actually belonged to OCP. He alerted the company, hoping that when they'd take over the city, he would be rewarded. OCP had shifted 80% of their liquid resources to the urban pacification plan and if the mayor prevented the foreclosure, they would lose public confidence so they decided to track him and avert the transaction.