Debt Service: California Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Work as Call Girl

brazilWith lawyers and law students getting pink slips in the recession, Cristina Warthen, a Stanford law graduate, had a novel idea to support herself: she ran a high-priced call girl service. Warthen has now pleaded guilty and avoided jail time, agreeing to pay $313,000 in unpaid taxes as a prostitute who went by the name “Brazil.” She will serve a one year sentence of home detention and three years probation. She ran a website featuring her business named She has said that the work as a call girl was done to pay off her student loans.

Warthen, 34, was charged with the unpaid taxes that she earned as a prostitute in 2003, a job that had her flying to Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York and other cities to meet with clients. She now faces a type of court order loss of consortium.

Warthen graduated from Stanford law in 2001. The previously named Cristina Schultz married David Warthen, the wealthy co-founder of Ask Jeeves, now known as

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24 thoughts on “Debt Service: California Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Work as Call Girl”

  1. With lawyers and law students getting pink slips in the recession, Cristina Warthen Clearly this person does vetting and research for Michelle Malkin.

  2. O.K., that does it. The trolls are ruining my fun. Tomorrow I’m getting a membership and beginning my campaign of leaving random posts about lawyer-hookers, blowfish balls, and happy goats. See how they fucking like it. They’re all going to think their meds aren’t working for a while.

  3. mespo, I don’t think a deal was made, but I am not surprised that Republicans claim there was. To my knowledge, all he said was that it was unlikely that he would recommend prosecution of someone who had acted “in ‘reasonable and good-faith reliance on Justice Department legal opinions’ authoritatively permitting his conduct…” This was in response to a ridiculous hypothetical from Sen. Kyl. I think Holder’s answer has an amazing amount of wiggle room, given the use of such words as “reasonable,” “good-faith reliance” and “authoritatively.” Moreover, no such deal would be binding in any event since it would conflict with the AG’s oath of office. It would also render hollow the assurances that the DOJ will be de-politicized. What I find more interesting than the claimed “deal” is the fact that the Republican leadership feels the need to engage in plea bargaining this early into the new administration.

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