Wednesday, June 27, 2007

People v. Bogan (Cal. Ct. App. - June 27, 2007)

How many phone calls do you think will be made today to 702-810-4183?

Justice Davis published this opinion this afternoon, in which he affirms the convictions of Dwayne Bogan for pimping, pandering, and conspiracy to solicit prostitution. As to the latter: Yes, Virginia, you can conspire with your prostitutes to commit prostitution even if you're their pimp. Welcome to the wonderful world of conspiracy.

Doctrine aside (which is entirely accurate, mind you), during the course of the opinion, Justice Davis elects to publish the pimp's actual cell phone number not once, not twice, but three different times. 702-810-4183. Which, though a Las Vegas number, connects directly to this Sacramento pimp. Or at least did. So I guess if you're looking for a prostitute in Sacramento, that might be a number you'd call. Thanks, Justice Davis!

(Don't bother calling the number. At least today. I already did. "The PCS subscriber you are calling is temporarily unavailable," says the recording. Yeah, I thought. "Temporarily." As in 6 years.)

I feel bad if that cell phone number now belongs to someone else. They may get some interesting voicemail messages over the next several weeks. Or years.

Oh, by the way. Thanks again, Justice Davis. For also telling me that the a half-and-half in Sacramento goes for around $100 nowadays. Good to know.

The things you learn from the California Court of Appeal . . .