Say “NO” To BigWhore
Every lawyer wants that golden offer from a white-shoe firm. But when you’re the one giving the offer—in this case an offer of cash for sex—make sure you’re retaining a solo practitioner. In February, we profiled the similarities between hookers and lawyers. Each woman we spoke with told us this simple fact: Had Eliot Spitzer not used an escort service, he would still be governor today.
When we spoke with Veronica Franco, a Los Angeles-area escort, about that story, she told us that independent providers don’t attract very much attention from law enforcement. “If you’re a vice cop, you go for the big prostitution rings,” she told Bitter Lawyer.
Translation: If you must use a hooker, make it a one-on-one transaction.
Cases in Point:
- “Lawyer arrested in Tampa prostitution sting” [St. Petersburg Times]
- “Prostitution sting in West Des Moines nets lawyer, pastor” [Des Moines Register]
- “’More Names Will Come Out,’ Lawyer in D.C. Escort Case Vows” [Washington Post]
- “The Spitzer Scandal: Lust Plus Pride” [Time]