Monday, June 3, 2013

Reema Bajaj Bar Complaint

The Illinois ADRC  bar charges are now available in the Reema Bajaj matter:

1. Between approximately 2005 and 2008, Respondent placed  listings on an online website entitled, "AdultFriendFinder.com" ("Adult Friend  Finder"). In the advertisements, she identified herself as "Nikita."

2. In approximately 2005, Harold Scott Pohl ("Pohl")  contacted Respondent through a listing that Respondent had posted on Adult  Friend Finder. After making contact with Respondent, she and Pohl corresponded  through emails. In these emails, Respondent offered to perform various sex acts  on Pohl for $200 an hour.

3. In approximately 2005, Respondent and Pohl set up a  meeting. On that day, Respondent and Pohl went to a motel in DeKalb, Illinois,  and Respondent performed a sex act on Pohl. In exchange for the sex act,  Respondent requested and Pohl paid Respondent $200 in cash.

4. Between approximately at least 2005 and August 13, 2010,  Respondent made approximately 25 appointments to meet with Pohl at his home. On  each of those occasions, Pohl paid Respondent $100 in cash in exchange for  Respondent performing sex acts with Pohl.

5. In approximately the winter of 2007, Allan Turner  ("Turner") contacted Respondent through a listing that Respondent had posted on  Adult Friend Finder. After making contact with Respondent, she and Turner  corresponded through emails. In these emails, Respondent offered to perform  various sex acts on Turner in exchange for money.

6. In 2007, shortly after the email exchanges, Respondent and  Turner set up a meeting in a store parking lot. On that day, Respondent  performed a sex act on Turner. In exchange for that sex act, Respondent  requested and Turner paid Respondent $25 in cash.

7. Between approximately at least 2007 and January, 2011, on  at least 10 to 12 occasions, Respondent made appointments to meet Turner at his  home. On each of those occasions, Turner paid Respondent either $25 or $50 in  cash, or equivalent store gift cards or DVDs, in exchange for Respondent  performing sex acts with Turner. In addition, in late 2010 or early 2011, Turner  purchased Respondent office supplies for her law office, totaling approximately  $70, in exchange for a sex act.

8. Between April 7, 2011 and May 10, 2011, Respondent and  Turner exchanged various emails. In those emails, Respondent offered to perform  various sex acts on Turner and Turner's friend in exchange for money. In the  emails, Respondent arranged to meet with Turner and his friend at Turner's home  on Thursday, May 12, 2011, for the purpose of performing sex acts in exchange  for money. On Wednesday, May 11, 2011, Respondent was questioned by the DeKalb  County Police and the emails between Respondent and Turner were viewed by the  investigating officers. Respondent did not appear for the scheduled meeting with  Turner and his friend on May 12, 2011.

9. On May 31, 2011, the Office of the DeKalb County State's  Attorney filed a three-count complaint, charging Respondent with prostitution,  in violation of 720 ILCS 5/11-14(a). People of the State of Illinois v. Reema  N. Bajaj, case no. 11CF375 (Circuit Court of DeKalb County).

10. The complaint, described in paragraph nine above, set  forth the following allegations against Respondent:

  1. Count one of the complaint charged that, on or about August 13, 2010, Respondent committed the offense of prostitution, in that she did knowingly agree with Harold S. Pohl to perform an act of sexual penetration, sexual intercourse, for money, $100 United States Currency, said act committed within 1,000 feet of real property comprising a school, said offense being a class 4 felony.

  2. Count two of the complaint charged that, on or about August 13, 2010, Respondent committed the offense of prostitution, in that she did knowingly agree with Harold S. Pohl to perform an act of sexual penetration, sexual intercourse, for money, $100 United States Currency, said offense being a class A misdemeanor.

  3. Count three of the complaint charged that, on or about May 10, 2011, Respondent committed the offense of prostitution, in that she knowingly offered to perform an act of sexual penetration with Allan Turner, either by placing her mouth on the sex organ of Alan Turner or having sexual intercourse with Allan Turner, for money, $50 United States Currency, said offense being a class A misdemeanor.

11. On June 20, 2012, the State agreed to nolle prosse counts one and three of the complaint and Respondent pled guilty to count two, a  class A misdemeanor charge of prostitution, in case no. 11CF375. The parties  stipulated to the factual basis for the charge.

12. On June 20, 2012, the Honorable Robbin Stuckert found  Respondent guilty of prostitution and sentenced Respondent to a term of two  years of court supervision. In addition, the Court ordered that Respondent  perform 50 hours of community service, pay fines and costs totaling $2,500,  obtain a psychological evaluation, comply with all treatment recommendations,  and obtain HIV and STD testing.

There are also charges of false statements in the bar application and disciplinary investigation.

Believe it or not, the bar application charges involve the failure to disclose this as "self- employment." (Mike Frisch)

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