Corpus Delicti: Illinois Lawyer Charged With Prostitution

Attorney Reema N. Bajaj, 25, has been charged with three counts of prostitution and has admitted that she was a prostitute but gave up the occupation after graduating law school. She is not alone in allegedly the combination of two of the oldest professions.

Police insist that they have evidence to two acts of prostitution this year after discovering emails between Bajaj, a suspect in an unrelated case and a DeKalb man. They allege that Bajaj agreed to perform the acts for $100 – a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in jail. They pushed that charge up to a felony by charging that it occurred within 1,000 feet of a school.

While it is not uncommon to see judges (here and here and here), law professors, and lawyers charged with associations with prostitutes, we have seen a few less common cases of lawyers who allegedly worked as prostitutes or escorts.

Source: Daily Chronicle

33 thoughts on “Corpus Delicti: Illinois Lawyer Charged With Prostitution”

  1. if you knew this girl you wouldn’t be the least bit suprised… lol I shit you not… she grew up across the street from me on a street in Roselle… all the neighbors hated her dad…. his name was ”Dick” and he was a Indian Dick… lmao…. my buddy that lived next door to her banged her once…. she was kinda of a ugly indian but she had a nice body…. he bent that over and thought about doing Dick’s daughter…. lmao…. you don’t even know… how so many of us that grew up on that street are laughing right now… cause we all hated her dad…. lol…. he gave me a open sucker on halloween once… with a bite out of it… we egged his house….. lmao… his daugter is a fuck up…. good job Dick 😉

  2. Oops. Botched the hyperlink in my previous post. Here it is again.

    That is enough angry blogging for me today. i am going to take Rexx Dog for a walk. It is a lovely Autumn afternoon.

  3. This thread at Pete Guither’s Drug War Rant also discusses the Global Commission Report.

  4. The documentaries “Blue Eyes” and “A Class Divided” produced by Jane Elliott demonstrates how race based bullying works and how damaging it is to the victims.

    This article at Talk Left discusses the recent global commission report on the “failure” of the drug war.

  5. All.

    Other things that can be used to illustrate how the justice system channels and amplifies racial discrimination are books and documentaries of the 1999-2000 corrupt Tulia cocaine busts by “Tom Coleman”.

    There is the BBC documentary “Texas Undercover”, the book “Tulia: Race Cocaine and Corruption in a Small Texas Town” by Nate Blakeslee, Alan Bean’s “Taking Out The Trash in Tulia Texas” and Nate Blakeslee’s articles in the archives of The Texas Observer.

    The HBO TV series “The Wire” contain many illustrations of the many dysfunctions that perpetuate the misery of the Black inner city underclass.

    Not all discrimination against racial minorities is due to actual malice although it cannot be ruled out. Most damaging prejudice is carried out by people who would be horrified to realize how much damage their common sense beliefs about minorities cause. The human brain does not contain a collection of ideas under the heading “racism, sexism, religious bigotry and other prejudicial beliefs” instead they are stored under the heading “common sense”.

    Common sense consists of all that knowledge which is never questioned. Some of it is actually true, some are useful rules of thumb than are good most of the time and some are prejudicial nonsense that one does not question because everyone with whom one talks believes likewise.

  6. Tomdarch, FFLEO.

    Michelle Alexander has written a book for which there was a desperate need thirty years ago.

    When she started working in the job from which she developed her perspective on the justice system that led eventually to the book, Michelle Alexander herself did not believe that the justice system was biased against Blacks. She mentioned that occasionally coworkers expressed such an idea but with everyone understanding that it was hyperbole.

    There is a desperate need for those concerned with the discrimination via the law to encourage the widest readership possible for “The New Jim Crow”.

    For those who don’t have access to the actual book, the archives of the Reverend Alan Bean’s superb “Friends of Justice” website are a good alternative. They contain reviews of the book, articles prompted by its contents and others by Michelle Alexander herself.

    Professor Turley, Louise M, Rafflaw, Nal and any of the weekend Turley bloggers whose names I have forgotten, please consider writing an article based on “The New Jim Crow” and Professor consider putting a link to articles about it on your website.

  7. Carlyle Moulton,

    That link was a good read. Here are 2 excerpts from there for others here to ponder.


    * There are more African Americans under correctional control today — in prison or jail, on probation or parole — than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began.

    * As of 2004, more African American men were disenfranchised (due to felon disenfranchisement laws) than in 1870, the year the Fifteenth Amendment was ratified prohibiting laws that explicitly deny the right to vote on the basis of race.

    End Quote}

  8. Carlyle Moulton
    1, June 4, 2011 at 2:00 am

    The 1000 foot rule is actually excellent because it is inherently biased against minority groups against whom decent white people intend to discriminate. It provides an acceptable means of racial discrimination since members of minorities are more likely to live in city areas were very few places where they can commit crimes are not within 1000 feet of a school.

    I deal with some urban planning issues, and it’s screamingly obvious that a “one size fits all” exclusion zone is absurd. Think about the situation in Miami where convicts are dropped off on the middle of a bridge to go live on an “island” because there isn’t anywhere else in the city that is far enough from schools, etc. It’s insane and counter productive.

    Yes, it obviously is more harmful to cities and densely populated areas, but it also is a disservice to rural areas.

    Think about a house that is 2501 feet from a rural school – it would feel fairly “close” – a pedophile hoping to stake out that school would find it a good base of operations.

    If we’re going to keep these exclusion zones, then we need them to scale by population density. In a dense “big city” situation it might be only a block or two, in suburban areas, it might be half a mile, and in rural areas it might need to be a few miles.

  9. Reminds me of a story Harry Reid tells in his book about his home town.

    There was a brothel, there was a school, and there was a law saying a school could not be within xxx feet of a brothel.

    Then there was a tape measure which revealed the school was too close to the brothel.

    So they moved the school.

  10. FFLEO.

    The 1000 foot rule is actually excellent because it is inherently biased against minority groups against whom decent white people intend to discriminate. It provides an acceptable means of racial discrimination since members of minorities are more likely to live in city areas were very few places where they can commit crimes are not within 1000 feet of a school.

    The civil rights movement removed explicit legal discrimination, but whites counter-attacked with implicit discrimination and biased enforcement of apparently race neutral laws.

    Read Michelle Alexander’s “The New Jim Crow, Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness” for the full story.

  11. The 1,000 ft. rule is a contemptuous dragnet of entrapment that ensures misdemeanants become felons under archaic puritanical law legislated by religious hypocrites.

    At worst, if convicted, Ms. Bajaj should receive a fine consistent with a misdemeanor with no incarceration and a rebuke from the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. She should not lose her law license.

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