Federal Prosecutor Arrested For Lewd Conduct in Pool

A federal prosecutor, Sean Cronin, 35, has been arrested for stripping down to his underwear and then taking a dip in a pool at a local bar. Police report that Cronin fled at the sight of police out a back door and then jumped over “multiple fences” to evade them.

A mother and her daughter complained that Cronin’s boxer shorts left him exposed and hotel staff stated that they had tried to detain Cronin before the arrival of the police.

Cronin is from Boston and was watching a Patriots game when he decided to take a dip.

This is not the first brush with controversy for the Miami prosecutor.

Last year, Cronin was specifically reprimanded by U.S. District Judge Alan S. Gold for knowingly and repeatedly violating ethical guidelines. He also named two other prosecutors who acted in “bad faith” in a narcotics trial. The alleged misconduct led to a rare fine by the court against the Justice Department for over $600,000 to pay for the defendant’s legal fees.

He was now charged with two misdemeanors — lewd and lascivious exhibition and nonviolent obstruction of justice.

Source: Sun Sentinel

21 thoughts on “Federal Prosecutor Arrested For Lewd Conduct in Pool”

  1. This is insane, taking a swim au natural is not a crime, what is this the taliban writing out laws? over there indecent exposure will get a womens nose cut off, that is if she doesnt cover her hair and face.

    This is fucking stupid, we need to do away with laws against nudity, it is so pathetic, in eugene oregon there is no law against public nudity. I think I will mover there, earth friend jen moved their after the police in o’jai wouldnt leave her alone.

    Fucken humans are so petty and stupid.

  2. Hotel pools could rent swimming suits.

    What about the Denver Players investigation? According to the reports on the search warrant that DOJ served on Microsoft two years ago, the Denver Players brothel was patronized by “my judge, Naughty Nottingham” as well as many lawyers, possibly even prosecutors. Bet there are some revealing cell phone photos from the Denver Players or the Diamond Cabaret strip club floating around.

  3. As a guy that was chased by the cops from a hotel pool, I know what it is like to jump fences with little clothing, but I was 14 and certainly not a federal prosecutor.

  4. Amen, Brother. She was indeed off her game.

    Reminds me of the old punchline:

    After God created humans with Adam, why did he create Eve?

    “Because afterward he looked down and said, “Now wait a minute. I can do better than that.”

    Be safe.

  5. PatricParamedic 1, September 28, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks PP. You have obviously put a lot of time and effort into your research. I am most certain that politicians and clergy are right up there with the worst. Kinda makes you wonder what god was up to when she made clergymen…

  6. Hey, Bud –

    I have no doubt that errant police officers do an awful lot of damage. I can’t say I know much about their numbers, but when you do a Google search entitled “Police officer convicted” all kinds of stuff comes up.

    Because I was focused on doctors, I didn’t track careers any lower than the top five. In all honesty, I expected entertainers & politicians to lead the way. But then I became friends with people who work for a terrific watchdog group called Public Citizen, and somebody sneaked them a copy of the National Practitioner Data Bank list of 237,000 problem doctors. I can find absolutely no evidence that any other profession comes close to this outrageous volume of misbehavior. Zero.

    I’ve found over the last 7 years of research that the U.S. Bureau of Prisons is pretty tight-lipped about the “occupations” of prisoners. I happen to think it would be a public service for folks to know exactly how many of, say truck drivers, astronauts, CPAs and surgeons are behind bars. But through law enforcement Press Releases and state medical board records, it’s possible to draw some conclusions. And one modern miracle is the terrific website NEWSEUM, that gives us access to hundreds of city newspapers.

    One last point & think about this; a Realtor, an Airline Pilot, a Senator. A Train Engineer, a Cab Driver, a Hotel Chef, a Paramedic, a Nurse, a Licensed Contractor, a Ship’s Captain, a Police Officer, a Judge. A Pro Football Player, a Court Recorder, a State Treasurer. Not ONE of these occupations allows you to regain your license after a murder conviction.

    Doctors can – and do – return to treating patients after serving time for Homicide. And state medical boards do everything in their power to prevent patients from knowing their history of violence.

    We didn’t hear anything about that during the two-year babble called the ‘health care debate’ did we?

  7. Bryon,

    Not only does he have to be Canadian but he has to be in Florida….Thats the only place that it should be seen…or not…

  8. Culheath:

    “I can wear a highly revealing speedo anywhere in public . . . ”

    so you are Canadian? 🙂

  9. What I can’t believe is that its considered lewd to take a dip in your underwear. I can wear a highly revealing speedo anywhere in public but not go to the store in my boxers? Give me a break.

    And what was the prosecutor thinking when he bolted? Wasn’t his ID back with his clothes in the bar?

  10. PP,

    I could not agree with you more….when the screw up they have major consequences….However, it is no more unjust than when someone sits in Prison and gets the death penalty for a crimes that they may have not done…see the East Texas Arson case… when Capitol punishment occurs….its deadly…..

  11. Kay Sieverding –

    Errant physicians are considerably more dangerous than bad prosecutors, and for a number of inescapable reasons.

    The first of course, is that the overwhelming number of citizens never come into contact with a prosecutor. But hundreds of thousands are treated (and mistreated) by incompetent or unethical MDs each year.

    The second is that even health care with good intentions takes the lives of 500 Americans everyday of the year. And while it is certainly not correct to place all or even most of those deaths on doctors – our entire medical system has developed with physicians in nearly every key position over the last 100 years. So what we have now is a rapacious ‘disease care’ machine that has found huge profit in over medicalizing everthing that wiggles. The result is devastating in numerous ways, up to and including creating a nation of drug-dependent Girl Scouts.

    Third, most folks are unaware of the very secretive organization in Washington DC called the National Practitioner Data Bank. This is the group that tracks 237,000 “Questionable” or “Dangerous” physicians since 1985. No other profession (yet) has need for such a tracking system.

    The most recent DOJ annual report revealed law enforcement spents 1/2 trillion a year on medical fraud & physician-related crime. That money is yours and mine.

    Over the last decade alone, an eye-popping 11,000 doctors have been found guilty of serious misbehavior. Two of the last three mass shooting perpetrators were doctors; the “Anthrax Terrorist’ was a doctor; 204 physicians (that I know of) in prison for murder, with another 19 awaiting verdicts. The worst child rapist in U.S. History? A pediatrician.

    One single doctor in New York pleaded guilty to performing 10,000 unwarranted eye surgeries – for profit. Try to imagine someone cutting on your eyes so they can take another cruise.

    In California, two cardiologists were found guilty of performing hundreds of unnecessary heart surgeries – for profit.

    Bad lawyers? Bad prosecutors? I’m sure there are a ton of them and that they do indeed cause terrible damage to thousands.

    But in sheer numbers? There is simply no other profession that even comes close to the swathe of pain & suffering, outright fraud, drug-running, sexual predators and unwarranted death, than the bad doctor population.

  12. We could write a joint FOIA:

    1.) Job descriptions used from 1980 to 2010 for federal assistant U.S. Attorney criminal division.

    2.) Budget detail for U.S. Attorney criminal division.

    3.) Summary reports describing applicant pool.

    4.) Application forms

    5.) Redacted applications of hires.

    6.) Supplemental pay detail.

    7.) Promotion detail.

    8.) Redacted performance reviews.

    9.) Redacted web site pages from in house computer system.

  13. PatricParamedic, where on your list would the police fit in?

    Seems to me that a lot of prosecutions come from bad cops too.

  14. I am not at all sure that doctors are more dangerous than prosecutors. Many experts are claiming that a significant percentage of prisoners are innocent. There are so many prisoners that the number of innocent people in jail could be very substantial. Some of them commit suicide. Some of them are abused by other prisoners or by guards. Some of them have their health ruined. Most of them have the lives, careers, and families ruined. Their children often end up in foster care and even in the best of cases are traumatized and stigmatized. It’s hard to believe that the prosecutors didn’t know their evidence was flimsy or contradicted.

  15. Some of you may be interested in these findings:

    In order to be completely accurate in framing my premise that no profession in American society accounts for more damaging behavior than physicians, I had to put in enough years of research to see if that were indeed the case. And in the beginning, of course, there was no way of knowing what the ultimate findings would be.

    In the end, I inadvertently discovered this Top 5 list of wacky behavior:

    1. Medical doctors
    2. Entertainers
    3. Clergymen
    4. Politicians
    5. Legal Profession

    So when I hear that a lawyer in his underwear is leaping over fences like a New England Patriot wide receiver, there is no surprise from this quarter.

    For those interested in the Gold Medalists of the ‘Shenanigan Olympiad,’ you may want to take a peak at “America’s Dumbest Doctors,” and/or the Medical Maniacs website. It’s free.

    Because unlike a lawyer in his boxer shorts, these degreed characters put you to sleep and start cutting.

    Be safe, all.

  16. Well the federal prosecutor was probably really drunk at the bar. And he was probably worried that he would be fired, unable to pay his law school loans, unable to discharge his law school loans in bankruptcy, unable to get another job etc. When he previously “violated ethical guidelines” he might have been extorted or bribed to do so and he might have been worried about additional interactions with that group of people.

    Did you see this?

    Federal Prosecutor in Stevens Case Commits Suicide
    The National Law Journal

    A Justice Department prosecutor who played a lead role in the corruption case against former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, has committed suicide. Nicholas Marsh, who was transferred from the Public Integrity Section amid a criminal investigation of the government’s handling of the case against Stevens, killed himself over the weekend. Marsh was one of a group of prosecutors who were under criminal investigation for the government’s mishandling of the case.

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