Thursday, July 9, 2009
Disgraced Former Cravath Tax Lawyer Wants $100m For Police Monitoring After Guilty Plea to Teenage Rape Charges
I previously blogged (links below) the sordid tale of James Colliton, a former tax lawyer at Cravath who plead guilty to statutory rape and patronizing a prostitute. The latest chapter in this sordid tale from the Poughkeepsie Journal:
[A] Town of Poughkeepsie man who allegedly paid a mother so he could have sex with her underage daughters in Manhattan may file a $100 million federal suit against the town and Dutchess County.
The potential suit from registered sex offender and disbarred attorney James Colliton would challenge whether authorities can monitor sex offenders through a county program in which police visit offenders in their homes. ...
Colliton, a father of five from Spackenkill and a former Manhattan tax lawyer, was convicted in 2007 of statutory rape and patronizing a prostitute in a case that made tabloid headlines. ...
Describing police visits as the "intentional infliction of emotional distress," Colliton recently served town and county officials with a notice of claim -- often a precursor to filing suit. In his eight-page claim filed last month, Colliton indicates he intends to seek $3 million in compensatory damages and $97 million in punitive damages in federal court.
Prior TaxProf Blog coverage:
- Former Cravath Tax Lawyer Indicted on Teenage Rape and Prostitution Charges (3/2/06)
- Police Apprehend Former Cravath Tax Lawyer Wanted on Teenage Rape and Prostitution Charges (3/5/06)
- NY Post: "Pervert" Tax Lawyer Is Broke (3/9/06)
- National Law Journal: Cravath Tax Associate's Trouble Brings Spotlight (3/17/06)
- NY Post: Tax Lawyer "Skunk" v. "Skank" (3/31/06)
- Former Cravath Tax Associate Denied Bail in Teenage Rape and Prostitution Case (9/29/06)
- Former Cravath Tax Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Teenage Rape Charges (10/3/07)
- Disgraced Former Cravath Tax Lawyer Sues Firm for $1.45m Bonus (1/9/08)