There is a well-worn saying that lightning doesn't strike the same
place twice. One Pennsylvania couple may think differently if the "lightning"
in question simply refers to any unlikely event. The husband did win the
lottery, but in an unrelated matter, his wife is currently facing
The man, who won a large lottery jackpot just a short time ago, was employed
as a police officer in the state of Pennsylvania. He has now been removed
from duty for the time being as he is implicated in a criminal case that
has been brought against his spouse. While the officer is not accused
of any crimes, because he has been included in the case, his superior
has decided to take him off the duty roster until the borough council
members in Rankin determine how to proceed.
The man's wife has been accused of participating in a prostitution
enterprise. Officials have alleged that she was engaged in scheduling
appointments for the illicit business. The husband allegedly provided
both transportation and security for the alleged business. The charge
against the wife is listed as a felony complaint -- that of conspiring
to promote prostitution -- along with other, undisclosed charges.
The defense counsel for the wife contended that the business in question
is, in fact, a lawful company that caters to pre-wedding parties for bachelors.
He says that neither the officer nor his wife are guilty of engaging in
any illegal activities. The officer may now be in danger of losing his
job as an outgrowth of the criminal charges his wife is facing. The couple
does a defense team in place, as is their right, and the wife is entitled
to a fair and impartial hearing of the facts in this case. It will fall
to Pennsylvania prosecutors to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the
business in question is legitimate and that the wife has, in fact, conspired
to engage in the prostitution business.
Source: ABC, "Lottery-winning cop's wife charged in prostitution", , June 6, 2014