Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Two Tier

I don't know if our sham system of justice has always been this bad or if it's getting worse, but either way..

The U.S. Attorney's Office and FBI busted the international escort service in July, indicted the owners and three employees on prostitution or money-laundering charges and seized a black book bulging with tens of thousands of customer names, job details and contact information.

Paul DeCailly, the attorney for Miami Companions co-owner Greg Carr, flew to Detroit last week to review the black book. He wanted to see the names of clients from Michigan and Ohio, but the U.S. Attorney's Office said he could see only the names from the 313 and 734 area codes, he said.

"There must be something there they don't want anybody to see," DeCailly said Tuesday. "In the 248 area code, a lot of influential people live there: musicians, Detroit's sports elite, politicians. ... It's the center of a lot of activity in the business community."

Obviously the defense attorney has an angle on this, and I'm not against the idea that there are legitimate privacy issues to think about, but the selective information release based on area codes is a wee bit suspicious.