Monday, November 12, 2007

Times Shamrock employees on undercover video

The Orlando Sentinel has video of Times Shamrock employees at Orlando Weekly talking about alleged prostitution ads. Not exactly the Pentagon Papers, but whatever.


Anonymous said...

Judas Priest, how much do they have to pay people to let them give hand j*bs?

Anonymous said...

Anyone notice Matt Engel working as a parking meter attendant in W-B?

Anonymous said...

Police: Fla. Paper Execs Nabbed in Sting
Oct 23, 2007

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Three executives for a weekly paper have been arrested on charges they knowingly published advertisements promoting prostitution.

Orlando Weekly's director of classified advertising, Jarrell B. Martin, and account executives Katherine Casey Miller and Christopher M. Whiting, were arrested Friday while at a job fair representing the newspaper. They were charged with facilitating prostitution and benefiting from its proceeds.

The trio sold ads to undercover officers posing as representatives of prostitution who explicitly said they wanted to promote their prostitution business, the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation said.

Publisher Rick Schreiber said Monday that the charges against the three are "outrageous" and he was confident they would be dismissed.

"We suspect that the MBI has targeted our company because we are the only newspaper in the area that has been critical of the MBI in a series of investigative articles over the past several years," Schreiber said.

"The arrests are a blatant attempt to infringe upon the First Amendment rights of this newspaper and its advertisers," he said.

The affidavit said Orlando Weekly earned more than $750,000 from ads in its "adult services" section and more than $1.25 million from its "massage" section — which police said were common destinations for prostitution ads.

Schreiber declined to comment Tuesday on the allegation, citing the pending case.

Lt. Paul Zambouros, head of the bureau's vice and organized-crime squads, said the agency has video and audio recordings of each meeting.

A telephone message left Monday with the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation seeking further comment was not returned.

The three employees have been released from jail.