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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 07:33 PM
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Police say academics accused of running prostitution ring not motivated by cash
Police say academics accused of running prostitution ring not motivated by cash

By Liz Goodwin
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Police allegations of an academic-led prostitution ring are getting even stranger.

Just last Sunday, authorities arrested a 68-year-old Farleigh Dickinson University physics professor because they say he was one of seven leaders of a 200-strong prostitution ring in New Mexico, where he has a summer home. Now, Albuquerque police say Dr. David Flory had an even higher-profile accomplice: septuagenarian political science professor emeritus F. Chris Garcia, who used to be the interim president of the University of New Mexico.

Albuquerque police say Garcia's role was to solicit "talent" for the pair's web site, which was called Southwest Companions. According to The Albuquerque Journal, police believe Garcia wasn't motivated by money, but that he wanted to "provide a safe place for prostitution without risk of arrest." Flory, meanwhile, told police he also didn't run the site for money, but rather considered it a "hobby," according to the Associated Press. The site's more than 1,000 members paid anywhere between $200 for a sex act to $1,000 for an hour of a prostitute's time.

Flory is charged with 40 counts of promoting prostitution, while Garcia faces charges of promoting prostitution, tampering with evidence and conspiracy.




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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 07:37 PM
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1. Whenever anyone says he's not in it for the money,
he's in it for the money.
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edbermac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 07:59 PM
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2. LOVE BROKERS!!
Is this a great country or what?

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robcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 08:31 PM
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3. Academics always claim they're in public service. Bullshit.
This was a scam.
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 08:38 PM
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4. Nice hobby.
Exploiting young people.
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 08:57 PM
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5. I don't see any reason except snark not to believe them
The article is saying "police believe..." and not merely "Garcia claims...". I presume this is because the police have access to evidence that we don't.
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-24-11 10:13 PM
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6. At least they'll have material for publication.
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