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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:03 PM
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Brothel bust in Boca bags big shots

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/pbcsouth/content/local_new...


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According to Mike Edmondson, State Attorney Barry Krischer's spokesman, cops secretly installed video cameras that taped from June 13-16 the sex-for-money at La Place, officially a lotion establishment at 7300 N. Federal Highway.

This is how it worked: Cops observed men driving into the parking lot, then walking into the joint. From license tags, the officers called up on computer screens the driver licenses of the cars' owners, then matched instantly the license photos with the faces of the men allegedly having sex.

So far, 25 of 42 men have been identified, and Edmondson said they should expect to receive misdemeanor prostitution summonses at home within two weeks.

And that's bad news for moneybags philanthropist Jim Batmasian, one of the alleged customers. He is Boca's largest landlord with prime parcels worth more than $24 million, according to records. And even worse news for his higher-profile socialite wife, Marta. She's on the board of 17 local charities and the chairwoman of the Palm Beach County Cultural Council.

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Also expected to be summoned to court: jeweler Scott King, who owns King Jewelers in Miami and is a recipient of the National Republican Congressional Committee's leadership award.

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Jason Ruppert is also on the list. Some may remember him as the 20-something Boca investment wunderkind who in 1995 was sentenced to a year in a federal lockup when he and his dad offered $1.8 million in investments in nonexistent radio stations.
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pukes one and all - run them out of town
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:10 PM
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1. Hiassen Country, for sure. k&r nt
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banjoterror Donating Member (40 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:12 PM
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2. I loves me some alliterative thread titles! nt
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 01:36 PM
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14. my first thought too!
I seem to recall one in the NYPost a while back, about some councilmen slacking or something:
Deez Dems Doze!
(alluding to the NY "accent" when saying these, them, or those)
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:13 PM
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3. The morality party strikes again! nt
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:30 PM
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9. Yes, fine Americans chock-full of family values!
chock full of somethin'...

Here's another wholesome, upstanding, god-fearing gem of a man:
http://cf.themonitor.com/SiteProcessor.cfm?Template=/Gl...
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:15 PM
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4. ..."...a lotion establishment..."....cracks me up..
I always buy lotion in the grocery store...but hey..It IS Palm Beach :)
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 02:13 PM
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19. But there's some motion in the lotion, know what I mean?
:evilgrin:
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 03:43 PM
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23. Loco-motion
as in only a crazy person would go there and risk being "outed".
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:17 PM
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5. ...
:rofl:
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:20 PM
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6. Limbaugh & Coulter live down that way.



I wonder if they might have stopped in for a quickie?


We'll never know if the Jebster gets wind of it first.


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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 01:41 PM
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15. Really? Now isn't that just a town full of whores....
on the other hand, I guess calling Limbaugh and Coulter "whores" gives the whores at this brothel a bad name.
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:21 PM
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7. Maybe they were just going in to ask for directions.
...to their pants. "What's the quickest way to my underwear?"
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:29 PM
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8. picture of the charming couple


jim is on the left and marta is the lady dressed in black. the woman next to jim pops up in the pictures i found,it must be matra best bud
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:30 PM
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10. They wanted to lay the hands on them HOs and heal their...
afflictions and such! They were asking the HOs to go to church...trying to "save" them no doubt.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:33 PM
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11. the happy king family
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 03:29 PM
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22. link does not work
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 12:11 AM
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30. Here they are
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 10:32 AM
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31. Good God They Look Cheazey Fake
What are those, snap on smiles?
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:34 PM
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12. No LIMBOsevic or Matt PUDGE? Oh, nevermind. n/t
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 12:38 PM
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13. Would that be REPUBLICAN Jim Batmasian??? And his REPUBLICAN
wife, Marta? Why, I believe it is!!!!
http://www.opensecrets.org/indivs/search.asp?txtName=Ba...
BATMASIAN, MARTA MRS
BOCA RATON,FL 33432
INVESTMENTS LIMITED/REAL ESTATE
6/20/2005
$5,000
Armenian American PAC

BATMASIAN, MARTA
BOCA RATON,FL 33432
SELF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
1/7/2005
$2,000
National Republican Senatorial Cmte

BATMASIAN, MARTA
BOCA RATON,FL 33432
SELF/REAL ESTATE
1/27/2006
$2,000
Allen, George

BATMASIAN, JAMES H
BOCA RATON,FL 33432
INVESTMENTS LIMITED
2/18/2005
$500
Pallone, Frank Jr (the only D on the list)

BATMASIAN, MARTA
BOCA RATON,FL 33432
MARTA BATMASIAN/REAL ESTATE AGENT
12/16/2005
$250
Kaloogian, Howard

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Pachamama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 02:04 PM
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18. Aaahh...such fine examples of Republican values...bet they are fine church
going folks too.... :puke:

The hypocrisy, the false piety, the "holier than thou" moral majority.....there you have them folks!

:kick:
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Opusnone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 03:22 PM
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20. Jim Batmasian is a very nice guy
He and his wife are philanthropic legends in South Florida. They own miles and miles of commercial real estate and give (from what I'm told) almost all the yearly profits away to charitable causes.

This is not the repuke boogeyman he is being turned into in this thread.

I could tell more stories, but for the sake of anonymity let's just say I know him, and the brush strokes being applied in this thread are very broad and divisive.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 03:28 PM
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21. A nice guy who shovels dough at George Allen?
A nice guy who contributes to the failed campaign of the right wing clown who was chair of the RECALL GREY DAVIS effort??

Hitler loved dogs, that doesn't make him pet owner of the year.....the guy is a REPUBLICAN. I've run out of sympathy for them since the 00 elections, frankly.
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Little Star Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 04:44 PM
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25. Lets hear that from Marta after the mail comes. n/t
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 06:51 PM
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27. philanthropic phil+anthro = love+humans
Edited on Sat Jun-24-06 06:54 PM by quantessd
phil+anthropic
phil=love
anthro=human
love human

So what you're saying is that he's spreading the love around. :think: Yes, it does sound like Mr Batmasian enjoys spreading his "love" all across town.

(edit: I know what philanthropic means, I'm just being punny)
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wiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 06:56 PM
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28. Any Grover Norquist charities?
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 01:49 PM
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16. Marta gave $$ to that ass Kaloogian and Jimbo is a "Friend of Mark Foley"
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 01:52 PM
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17. What A Great Headline That Is. So Dr. Suessish. :)
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wiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 04:30 PM
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24. I get the hypocrisy part, but the tactics used are very fcked up
This type of system has been used for years to bust men and women entering bars and other places that are gay owned/friendly. This is high tech policing of sexuality. Do you think maybe some people will be "shaken down" for money to help someone's political coffers, or to pay for a new addition to the house? I wonder if any political party or parties are making sure the cops receive the appreciation they deserve for doing their job when they catch a high value target? I guess this is just what we have to put up with to root out terrorists,eh?
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-24-06 04:48 PM
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26. Ever notice how wealthy men need to buy sex, and the wealthier they
are, the kinkier it tends to be. Whazzup with that?
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mistertrickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-25-06 12:07 AM
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29. "Trickle down" economics? Oooh, sorry about that . . . nt.
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