This could get *fun* in a hurry: Southern AZ Republicans possibly involved with a prostitution ring

By Craig McDermott, crossposted from Random Musings

One of the main reasons that I don’t subscribe the Cap Times is that it so rarely breaks a story that a) is interesting, and b) isn’t already known by folks who pay attention to the antics of AZ’s political class.

However, once in a long while

From the Arizona Capitol Times, written by Hank Stephenson –

If you’re a well-known Republican from south of the Gila River, there’s a good chance your name is listed in police documents alongside hundreds of “Johns” suspected of frequenting a Tucson prostitution ring.

The rest of the story is behind their subscriber paywall, so I don’t know with certainty if names are named, but given that this story was posted on Friday morning and the AZ political world hasn’t exploded, yet, I’m guessing no names have been published.

Emphasis on “yet“.


Stay tuned on this one.

2 thoughts on “This could get *fun* in a hurry: Southern AZ Republicans possibly involved with a prostitution ring”

  1. The story quickly becomes a non-story, when you get past the public “teaser” part. It goes on to say,

    “Six of those phones belonged to suspected prostitutes. The seventh belonged to Shaun McClusky, the second-vice chair of the Pima County Republican Party, who briefly ran for mayor in 2011 and now runs a property management business. All the politicos who appear on the police document are in connection with McClusky’s phone…McClusky has not been charged with any crime. He said he was investigated, and later cleared of wrongdoing, by Tucson police because he is a property manager for one of the houses used as an illegal massage parlor.”

    • I have read the Department of Public Safety report of the prostitution ring. (TPD handed the investigation over to DPS because of the police involvement and conflict of interest.) There are many more details– photos, addresses, text messages from the police to Daisy’s Delights asking if Daisy was available. It’s a wonder some of the police officers got anything done. There were massage locations all over town.

      I would like to know why it took so long for TPD to do anything about this prostitution ring. The neighbors started complaining about suspicious behavior back in 2011.

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