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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Stanford Law Grad-Call Girl Sentenced to Home Confinement Following Guilty Plea in Tax Evasion Case

I previously blogged (here, here, and here) the case of 2001 Stanford Law Grad Cristina Warthen, who pled guilty in January 2009 in California federal district court to failing to pay taxes on $133,717 she earned as a prostitute in 2003 (United States v. Warthen, No. CR-08-682).  From today's New York Daily News, Law School Grad Turned Call Girl Cristina Warthen Under House Arrest After Cheating the Government:

Stanford Law School grad turned escort Cristina Warthen, previously Christina Shultz, continues to strut her stuff on the web, despite house arrest after cheating on her taxes. ...

In a plea deal with the government, Warthen has been fitted with an electronic monitoring device while sentenced to one year of home detention, as well as three years' probation. ... In a San Jose, Calif., federal court, U.S. District Judge James Ware forced restrictions on Warthen’s escort advertisements while on probation. According to Mercury News, the restriction on advertisements occurred once Assistant U.S. Attorney David Callaway told Ware that the former escort had posted Internet ads claiming "companionship" for $2,000 a night.

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...failing to pay taxes on $133,717 she earned as a prostitute

Why didn't she claim that she had relied upon professional help from ACORN in preparing her returns?

Posted by: Woody | Sep 29, 2009 5:58:49 PM