Details have emerged of the expanding scandal that may have compelled Chief Judge Edward Nottingham to resign. A prostitute from the Bada Bing Club in Denver has reportedly given evidence that Nottingham was not only a regular customer but asked her to lie to cover up their relationship.
It appears that, while she works as a prostitute, it was a bit too much to demand that she lie. She told a local station: “It just seems ridiculous that someone in his position would ask someone to lie, He’s there to uphold the law and he’s breaking it.” Well, his request for her to have sex for money probably crossed that bridge before he allegedly asked her to lie.
According to another prostitute, Nottingham did not try to hide his identity and began their relationship with a greeting fit for any junior league get-together: “He used to say, ‘Ed, my name is Ed and I’m a federal judge.'”
Nottingham would allegedly pay $250 to $300 an hour once a week from February 2003 through November 2004 to the former escort agency Bada Bing of Denver.
This is the fourth investigation of Nottingham in eighteen months. The woman stated that in their last meeting, Nottingham had her strip to be sure that she was not wearing a wire.
This latest investigation, the fourth investigation into Judge Nottingham in the past year and a half, involves a former prostitute with the now dissolved escort service Bada Bing of Denver. She claims the chief judge took her to his house in March where he asked her to make up a story to tell investigators about the nature of their relationship – he paid her for sex.
When she arrived, he asked her to strip naked along with him to make sure that neither one of them was wearing a wire. It appears that not only is this a prostitute with an iron-clad rule against lying, but she is also highly hesitant to disrobe for any purpose other than business. She told 9News that “I was just shocked and humiliated and mortified that I was even asked to do that. Basically, I said, ‘Well then I’m lying.’ I was, like, ‘I’m not really comfortable with that.'”
What is interesting is that Nottingham received, according to these women, a type of frequent flyer discount by visiting the VIP room over 25 times, he was charged $250 an hour rather than $300. That means that every 12th tryst was on them.
Nottingham was appointed in 1989 by President George H. W. Bush and I was always told by lawyers that he could be highly arrogant and insufferable in court.
In one case, he lectured a CEO about morality, stating “If it is perceived that there is one law for the rich and one law for everyone else, the law ultimately falls into disrespect, The law does not care about your station in life.”
According to these women, however, he did care about what positions you might take in life.
Nottingham would retain his benefits as a judge in resigning, though (if this account stands up) he could potentially face some criminal inquiries.
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7 thoughts on “Bad Times at the Bada Bing: Chief Judge Nottingham Accused of Trying to Get a Prostitute From the Bada Bing to Lie”
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“prosecutions for interference with legislative or administrative investigations that have not taken on the character of a criminal investigation should be brought under the omnibus clause of 18 U.S.C. § 1505.”Section 1510 proscribes interference with “the communication of information relating to a violation of any criminal statute of the United States . . .” to a (Federal) criminal investigator;”http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/crm01729.htm
The U.S. Marshals get $217 million to provide for “off site security”. It seems that the U.S. Marshals must have accompanied former Judge N to various VIP parties w prostitutes and strip clubs. I now believe that is why the U.S. Marshals in Denver sent a fax to the U.S. Marshals in WI asking for me to be held without charges and brought to Judge N. I searched around the U.S. Courts web site and can’t find any authority for the U.S. Marshals to issue an “order of detention” but that is what they did.
“The woman stated that in their last meeting, Nottingham had her strip to be sure that she was not wearing a wire.”
Yeah, it was to make sure she wasn’t wearing a wire, that’s all …
You are shameless!
“According to these women, however, he did care about what positions you might take in life.”
What a pun!
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