Category Archives: Prostitution

Broadcom Case Gets Weird

The New York Times reports that former Broadcom CEO Henry Nicholas has been indicted on optionsbackdating related charges and, in a separate indictment, charged with various drug related charges. In the “drug” indictment, Nicholas is accused of purchasing, using and selling illegal drugs, spiking associates’ drinks with drugs, hrinig prostitutes for himself and business associates,…

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Should Prostitution be Legalized (or at least de-criminalized)?

One note up front – I am not interested here in the esoteric and arcane distinctions between legaization and decriminalization. That is a discussion for another time. That said. A commenter to an earlier post linked to a site called Prostitution Pro-Con. This site, to which I have linked, offers a wealth of information and…

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Why Is Prostitution Illegal?

Cathy Young of Reason magazine very persuasively argues that the continuing criminalization of prostitution is the real scandal that has been exposed in the D.C. Madam fiasco: The resignation of Randall Tobias, the chief of the Bush administration’s foreign aid programs, for “personal reasons” following the revelation that he had engaged the services of two…

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Federal Judge Enjoins D.C. Madam From Releasing More Phone Records

The Washington Post reports that the federal judge presiding over the D.C. Madam case has enjoined the alleged Madam, Jeane Palfrey, from making any further release of her phone records: Deborah Jeane Palfrey, the woman accused of being the D.C. madam, can’t release any more phone records that would reveal patrons of her Washington escort…

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Bad News for the D.C.Madam

Now here is something about which I am just stunned. Really. It seems that one of the former clients of Jeane Palfrey’s escort service, Harlan Ullman, is prepared to testify that he did in fact have sex with women he hired through the service. Which would appear to give the lie to Palfrey’s ridiculous defense…

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D.C. Madam Naming Names

If there wasn’t a federal prosecution involved, there would be a lot to be amused about in the D.C. Madam case. As the LA Times reported today, Deborah Jeane Palfrey plans to “out” her former clients in the hope that the unfortunate men will scramble to corroborate her claim that nothing naughty went on when…

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D.C. Madam Pleads Not Guilty

I am glad to see that, after the Scooter Libby show trial (about which I will have more to say), the storm troopers in the District of Columbia are back to pursuing real criminals, making the world safe from high end prostitutes.  Why do they bother with this stuff?

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Lawyer Accused of Running Escort Service Posts Bail

According to the New York Sun the New Jersey defense lawyer charged with a variety of offenses arising out of his alleged operation of an escort service (which, it is claimed, he took over running for a client after the client went to prison) was freed Thursday after posting bail in the amount of $1…

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Former Federal Prosecutor Charged with Running Escort Service

I just love these stories. According to the New York Law Journal, Paul Bergrin, a former federal and New Jersey state prosecutor has been charged with a variety of crimes arising out of his operation of a Manhattan based escort service. The article doesn’t specify what all the charges are, but does identify the top…

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