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    Cool Australian officials pay private eyes to have sex with prostitutes: report

    I like the way they pay these PIs to gather evidence.

    GG

    Australian officials pay private eyes to have sex with prostitutes: report
    Sat Jan 20, 9:43 PM


    SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - Sydney municipal officials have paid private detectives thousands of dollars to have sex with prostitutes to gather evidence needed to shut down illegal brothels, an Australian newspaper reported Sunday.


    Nine local councils have paid private investigators the equivalent of C$23,150 over the last three years to go undercover and root out the illicit trade, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.


    Nick Ebbeck, the mayor of Kuringai council, which is reported to have spent C$6,440 in the last month employing detectives to have sex with prostitutes, said extreme measures were necessary.


    "We have to employ private investigators to actually go through with the act and come up with reports that will suffice in a court process," he was quoted saying


    "On numerous occasions over numerous days and times they had to fulfil the act."


    He said the evidence given by the investigators was successful in closing two illegal brothels this month.


    Licensed brothels are legal and relatively common in Sydney but a number of unlicensed premises operate throughout the city. Some councillors have complained the burden of proof for shutting down illegal brothels is too high.

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    I'm not sure that it can rightfully be said that gathering proof in this case was a "burden", but "coming" up with reports seems very apt.
    Last edited by Fat Happy Buddha; 01-22-2007 at 01:33 AM.

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    The story uses incorrect terminology. It should read private dick rather than private eye.

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    Where do I sign up to become a PI??? Damn, I could be paid to have sex!!!

    I obviously made a big career mistake in my current position.

    Lone Rider

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