Monday, January 22, 2007

Private-Eyes Down Under (Pun Definitely Intended)

Jeff Meyerson just keeps sending me these things.

Private-eyes paid to have paid�sex - "SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Sydney officials have paid private detectives thousands of dollars to have sex with prostitutes to gather evidence needed to shut down illegal brothels, a newspaper reported Sunday.

Nine local councils have paid private investigators a total of 25,000 Australian dollars (US$19,740) over the past three years to go undercover and root out the illicit trade, according to The Sunday Telegraph newspaper.

Nick Ebbeck, the mayor of Kuringai council, which has reportedly spent A$7,000 (US$5,520) in the past 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 as saying.

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


Graham Powell said...

Even funnier if you know that "root" is, to an Australian, a rather filthy word.

Unknown said...

Even more puns for your money here.

Juri said...

Now, this calls for a story.