Minnesota GOP operative charged with sex trafficking minors claims feds targeted him for being rich
His attorney also is arguing that he gave females gifts and wasn't paying for sex
January 28, 2022
Anton Lazzaro, the Minnesota GOP strategist charged last year with sex trafficking of minors, is arguing in a court filing that he's being singled out for prosecution due to his wealth and public profile and that the case against him should be dismissed.
Lazzaro also argued in the motion filed in U.S. District Court that he was not paying females for sex, but merely giving them expensive presents before they "hooked up."
Prosecutors have yet to file a motion in response to Lazzaro's arguments for why the case should be thrown out.