At the request of Las Vegas Metro Vice, prosecuted a notorious childabusing low-life who called himself “Gorgeous Dre” or alternatively “The Big Pimp”. Metro identified him as a major interstate panderer of juveniles. We learned that the defendant was being featured in the Hughes Brothers (Menace to Society, Dead Presidents, etc.) documentary film “American Pimp, which was then in production. Consequently, subpoenaed the raw footage and used it against Taylor at trial. Called a hostile Allen Hughes as a Government witness, impeaching him with his prior Grand Jury testimony. This published Ninth Circuit opinion created highly favorable new precedent re: elements of Mann Act, use of government experts on subject of pimp / prostitute relationship. Incredibly, Taylor later surfaced as a guest lecturer for a UNLV Criminal Justice course – taught by his Probation Officer! (with whom I had an animated and lengthy discussion regarding ethics, conflicts of interest, etc.) Only in Vegas.
See U.S. v. Taylor, 239 F3d 994 (9th Cir, 2000) (published opinion)