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Lawrence Taylor Human Trafficking Deal

Posted by on March 22, 2011 at 4:25 PM EST

lawrence taylor freeLawrence Taylor is a free man!

The latest celebrity to have successfully thwarted possible jail time is former NFL linebacker, Lawrence Taylor. When celebrities are charged with crime, it’s no secret that they tend to get off pretty lightly. This, of course, is partially because they can afford the best lawyers out there.

Lawrence Taylor pleaded guilty to a “sexual misconduct” charge, after having paid to have sex with an underage prostitute. The girl was a 16-year-old runaway, but Taylor claimed she told him she was 19. Prosecutor Arthur Ferraro explained that Taylor was able to dodge jail time because he gave valuable info “in the field of human trafficking in several jurisdictions and with federal authorities.”

But are deals like Lawrence Taylor’s commonplace, or do celebrities have the upper-hand, not only because of their lawyers but because of their elevated social status? For example, back in 2007, Lindsay Lohan spent one DAY in jail for having used cocaine and for driving under the influence. If this were an average person, that sentence would be a lot longer…

And let us not forget how Chris Brown signed a plea agreement for having assaulted Rihanna (although he may face jail time based on his behavior today!)

Clearly, celebs like Lawrence Taylor have an advantage within the justice system, but perhaps this disturbing trend will be amended, in the future.



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