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Sex For Phillies Tix Woman Gets Conviction Overturned

I’m sure you all remember the lady who famously placed an ad offering sex in exchange for tickets to the Phillies 2009 World Series matchup with the Yankees. It did make nation-wide headlines after all…. In March 2009, she was acquitted on prostitution charges, but was convicted of attempted prosecution.

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However, this week, that charge was thrown out when the court said that if she was found not guilty of prostitution then she couldn’t have attempted prostitution.

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“The crime of attempt is subsumed in prostitution,” the court’s finding reads, “and inasmuch as she was acquitted of prostitution, she may not be convicted of attempt.”

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Her lawyer was obviously happy with the ruling and was bothered that the state ever charged her with the crime of prostitution in the first place.

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“I felt that Mrs. Finkelstein was never in the business of prostitution, and that it was unfair to allow the commonwealth to convict her of this improper fall-back charge.”

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