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Why Stanford students are so motivated.
« on: April 10, 2010, 12:28:46 AM »
Yep, looks like at least one Stanford grad was able to prove how easy it is to get a job with an IVY league degree these days.  ;)





Stanford law school grad pleads guilty to running escort service
By Howard Mintz


Mercury News

Posted: 01/26/2009

 
A Stanford law school graduate pleaded guilty Monday to federal income tax evasion charges, admitting she ran a high-priced call girl service "entertaining'' clients in cities across the country.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, filed in federal court in San Jose, Cristina Warthen agreed to pay $313,000 to the government to cover taxes on the earnings she made as a prostitute who went by the name of "Brazil.'' As part of the plea bargain, Warthen would not be sent to federal prison, but instead would serve one year of home detention and three years of probation.

During a hearing, Warthen, dressed in a gray pants suit, said little as she agreed to the terms of the plea arrangement. U.S. District Judge James Ware set Warthen's sentencing for June 15.

Federal prosecutors in September charged Warthen, 34, with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay taxes on more than $133,000 she earned as a prostitute in 2003. Court papers show Warthen at the time was jetting off to Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York and other cities for liaisons with clients she solicited on her steamy Web site,"Touchof Brazil.net,'' all of whom paid her in cash.

In court papers filed Monday, Warthen admitted she dealt only in cash to "hide my income,'' which previous documents show she used to pay off her debts from Stanford law school, where she graduated in 2001. As the government was investigating the escort service, Warthen married David Warthen, the wealthy co-founder of the online search engine Ask Jeeves, now known as Ask.com. Warthen currently lives in Los Angeles.

Brian Getz, Warthen's lawyer, told the judge today that Warthen needed some extra time to come up with the payment for the government. The $313,000 amount was described in court as the "net proceeds'' from Warthen's escort service. Court papers say Warthen spent more than $51,000 in expenses in 2003 for hotels, travel and car rentals for her rendezvous with the clients.

Warthen's business as a high-priced prostitute was first revealed several years ago, when the government searched her then-home in Oakland and seized more than $61,000 in cash suspected to be linked to her escort business. The government alleged in court papers that she started the escort service in 2001.

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Re: Why Stanford students are so motivated.
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2010, 11:42:57 AM »
Stanford is not in the Ivy league.
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Re: Why Stanford students are so motivated.
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2010, 12:06:19 PM »
Well I have no problem with the prostitution, but please pay your taxes!
A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2010, 04:37:01 PM »
Who is Ivy league then? I guess they're the same is whittier then.  8)


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Re: Why Stanford students are so motivated.
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2010, 08:46:54 PM »
poor innocent millionare marrying woman, if only she had gone to a true "Ivy Legue" school and not that ghetto backwoods academy Stanford perhaps....just perhaps, she would have been ok.......I blame society. :'(

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Re: Why Stanford students are so motivated.
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2010, 12:23:06 AM »
Mabey they'll let her pay if off in "community service". I'm sure the gentry in the Welfare line would fine that a fine RISE in moral.

Well I have no problem with the prostitution, but please pay your taxes!

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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2010, 12:26:24 PM »
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Who is Ivy league then? I guess they're the same is whittier then.   

The ivy league is a sports conference, not a listing of elite schools.
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2010, 03:17:36 PM »
And I thank you for the education on that, but seriously THAT is the part that you out of this, NOTHING else catches the eye? ::)

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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2010, 06:10:11 PM »
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THAT is the part that you out of this, NOTHING else catches the eye? 

Actually, no. It wouldn't surprise me to learn that a Yale grad is a hooker any more than it would surprise me to learn that a People's College of Law grad won the lottery. Neither would be representative of anything.

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