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Prosecutor, Indict Thyself

Nye County, Nev., District Attorney Bob Beckett is in trouble with the law — again. “That’s really bizarre,” said one resident — “of all people!” But the surprise wasn’t that Becket had been arrested for DUI (again), but rather that the person who called police to report the apparently drunk driver is the former “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss. Beckett, who was not carrying any ID, “was compliant as he was being booked and was respectful of the job the deputy had to do,” said Nye County Sheriff Tony De Meo. In addition to his drunk driving arrests, Beckett, who lost in the primaries in his bid for reelection, was also charged earlier this year with embezzlement. (RC/KTNV Las Vegas) ...It says a lot about a politician when the most interesting thing about his latest arrest is “Who turned him in?”
Original Publication Date: 03 October 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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