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As lawyers, we are often forced to go out on a limb and put ourselves out there for a client. Illinois attorney Reema Bajaj allegedly put herself out there for a whole other reason - prostitution.
Bajaj, 25, was arrested for prostitution after investigators uncovered some e-mails sent between Bajaj and a suspect in an unrelated case. In the e-mails, Bajaj allegedly offered to perform a sexual act for $100, a Class A misdemeanor, reports the Daily Chronicle.
Bajaj is a graduate of Northern Illinois University's law school, reports the ABA Journal.
Bajaj appears to run a solo office, with the name Bajaj Law Offices, LLC. The office is located in Sycamore, Illinois. Her website has a short statement posted about how she has been charged with prostitution, and that she believes her charges will make her "stronger" in that she knows what it is like to "be accused and in need of help."
According to authorities, Bajaj admitted to "giving it up" for dough before she became an attorney, but denies that she continued to "give it up" after she was licensed, reports the Daily Chronicle.
Depending on what authorities may find, Bajaj might end up in trouble with not only the law but with the bar.
One does wonder, however, why an attorney would be soliciting sex like this. It's not like the legal profession is short of indecent actions that don't involve sex.
Though, maybe Bajaj was trying to get a taste of the criminal life in order to better represent her clients.
Whatever the case, Reema Bajaj's law practice has now received a lot of unwanted attention and press. Though lawyers know that some people might be calling them "prostitutes" behind their back, few actually wind up being charged as a prostitute to their face.