LOS ANGELES : Detective in Fleiss Case Says Clients Are Never Targeted
A detective testifying in a hearing for accused Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss conceded Friday that to his knowledge local police have never targeted prostitutes’ clients in the 100-year history of a felony pandering law.
Glenn Ackerman, who heads the Los Angeles Police Department’s Administrative Vice section, said he did find one arrest in a computer search dating back four years.
But attorney Tony Brooklier, who represents Fleiss, noted that the man in question was arrested on a more serious charge and had pleaded guilty to the lesser count.
Brooklier contends that Fleiss, caught in an alleged sex ring case that might involve some of the top names in Hollywood, is a victim of discriminatory prosecution.
“The law has not been enforced,” Brooklier said outside the courtroom. “I don’t think that’s fair, and I don’t think that’s right.”
Fleiss, who was not in court Friday, is alleged to have run a pricey call girl ring that catered to wealthy men, including those in the film industry.