|About the Book|
Back in 1970, during the Vietnam War, Ray Auler brings four female exotic dancers from Chicago to live in a Saigon villa and perform for GIs in an adjacent nightclub called The Office. And Other Immoral Purposes, begins as the four ladies walk out ofMoreBack in 1970, during the Vietnam War, Ray Auler brings four female exotic dancers from Chicago to live in a Saigon villa and perform for GIs in an adjacent nightclub called The Office. And Other Immoral Purposes, begins as the four ladies walk out of the villa and head for the American Embassy. There they tell sordid tales of imprisonment and forced prostitution that ultimately lead to the Chicago indictment and prosecution of Ray and his friend, Craig Poulter, for violations of the Mann Act: transporting and imprisoning the four women “for prostitution, debauchery and other immoral purposes.” In fact, The book’s author, Barry Freeman, become Auler’s Chicago defense attorney.And Other Immoral Purposes is based on fact and tells two interwoven stories: first of Ray and Craig and their experiences as Milwaukee theatrical agents—representing entertainers on Wisconsin’s strip club circuit in a dark world of sex and show business—through their event-filled days with the four ladies in Saigon- and, second, of the ensuing legal battle between government and defense, culminating in a colorful Chicago trial and its bazaar conclusion on appeal.The story unfolds in Wisconsin, Saigon, and Chicago, against a backdrop of the in-play turmoil of the Vietnam protests and sexual revolution. It is humerous, thought provoking, and entertaining for all readers, awakens memories of the Vietnam and Watergate eras for those who were around at the time, and educates and stimulates those who were not. The book exposes the hypocrisy of this prosecution and questions politically conservative laws that criminalize victimless practices deemed immoral by reactionary legislators (i.e. consensual prostitution). Throughout And Other Immoral Purposes, the reader is provided with insights, observations, and philosophical musings, gained from the author’s forty-seven years of experience litigating criminal and civil cases.