Working as a prostitute part-time has earned an Illinois lawyer a three-year suspension.
The lawyer, Reema Bajaj, 27, had sex in exchange for office supplies for her law practice and later pleaded guilty to prostitution charges has agreed to have her law license suspended for three years.
An Illinois attorney who allegedly worked as a call girl from 2005 to 2011 while she was earning her legal degree—and used that income to cover costs of opening her own law practice—has agreed to a three-year suspension of her license.
Bajaj pleaded guilty last year to a misdemeanor prostitution charge in DeKalb County, concerning an incident that occurred before she was a lawyer. However, it wasn’t simply this and other claimed criminal acts as a call girl that are at issue in the legal ethics case.
There were also alleged multiple lies on her bar application and in her sworn statement to the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission about her self-employment and the name she used in online ads, according to the Chicago Tribune.
She would be only the second Illinois attorney ever to be sanctioned for prostitution in a state legal ethics case, according to the ARDC.