And he certainly started the week off with a bang – “Let me remind you that illegal income is taxable. There’s a Stanford law graduate named Cristina Warthen who failed to report the income she earned as a high-end call girl.”
That certainly woke us up.
Warthen gained notoriety when she was busted as a jet-setting call girl who sold her services to pay off her Stanford Law School debts. She got her law degree from Stanford in May 2001, but quickly began to run a steamy Web site with offers to jet off for liaisons with clients in cities around the country, including New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
According to East Bay News, the salary she earned as prostitute was a little better than many Big Law attorneys can command:
The 31-year-old alum allegedly boasted in an Internet posting that she paid off more than $300,000 in student loans by working as an escort. [Warthen's] Web site listed a rate of up to $1,300 for two hours of work.
Things only got better for Mrs. Warthen after her high-income year in 2003. The next year she married Ask Jeeves cofounder David Warthen. She also became a model and (according to some websites) posed for magazines including Maxim and Playboy Lingerie. There really is no end to what you can do with a law degree!
Her website (not school safe) suggests that she plans to go on tour, after her home detention of course.