Dutcher had been duped.There is a lot of really horrifying corruption out there--but this takes the cake: dirty police officers, an elaborate setup to complicate matters in divorce cases. They better throw the book at all of those involved.
The women who'd ogled him worked for Butler's detective agency. Sharon, who told Dutcher she was a divorcee employed by an investment firm, actually was a former Las Vegas showgirl.
A man who once worked for Butler had blown the whistle. He told authorities Butler arranged for men to be arrested for drunk driving at the behest of their ex-wives and their divorce lawyers — and that entrapment was only one of many alleged misdeeds.
Butler, 49, a former police officer, was arrested in February. In addition to setting up at least five DUIs, he sold drugs for law enforcement officers and helped them open and operate a brothel, collecting and delivering the profits, according to prosecutors and a statement Butler gave them after his arrest.
In the March 15 statement obtained by The Times, Butler said his accomplices reasoned that they could shield their illegal businesses because any complaints would be investigated by a state-run narcotics task force, which one of the officers headed.
The alleged crimes implicated three different law enforcement agencies — the San Ramon and Danville police departments and the narcotics task force — and took place in Contra Costa County, a collection of mostly middle-class communities that stretch from the East Bay shoreline opposite San Francisco to upscale suburbs inland.
Monday, October 17, 2011
How Many Sleazy Things Can We Get In One News Story?
This is an October 16, 2011 Los Angeles Times story about a private detective who hires showgirls to get guys going through divorces drunk as a setup for DUI arrests, to impair the child custody question. Here's one horrifying segment: