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Anton Lazzaro revives claim he is being singled out for prosecution in child sex trafficking case

The Minneapolis GOP donor was arrested and indicted in August 2021


September 6, 2022

Anton Lazzaro

Anton Lazzaro, the Minneapolis GOP donor charged with federal child sex trafficking crimes, is again asking a judge to dismiss his indictment over claims that he is being singled out for prosecution based on his wealth and political activity.

Lazzaro, indicted on 10 counts of child sex trafficking charges, has gone through multiple legal teams while filing a volley of motions to drop his charges since his arrest more than a year ago. Federal prosecutors last week filed their own rebuttal against his latest effort to get the case thrown out.

"In filing this motion, Defendant Lazzaro continues his well-documented pattern of lodging unsupported allegations and personal attacks," wrote Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily Polachek. "His motion has no basis in fact or in law."


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