Asbury Park, NJ– Pumps Plus in Keansburg, New Jersey is what many would call a “seedy strip club”. Yet, this business was a client of Congressional Primary candidate Anna C. Little, Esq, for nearly a decade. One can argue that representing less than appealing clients is simply an aspect of any lawyer’s practice. However, the methods employed by Mrs. Little to represent her clients was as undesirable as the client themselves for most of their nearly 10 year relationship.
The case began in 2001, when the State accused the strip club of tax evasion. As their lawyer, Mrs. Little filed an appeal of the ruling as documented in Jay Kay Jay, Inc., Kathleen A. Tartivita vs. Director, Division of Taxation, Docket No. A-005085-08T1. In the appeal, she contended that the State was deliberately discriminating against the tax-dodging strip club, as well as utilizing illegal and unethical tactics to threaten and intimidate them.
What was the outcome of Mrs. Little’s defense of this seedy business? Little lost the original appeal, but continued to appeal the case until the maximum numbers of appeals were reached nearly 10 years later in 2011. As expected, the Appeals Court ruled against Little and her strip club clients. Records show that Little successfully dragged the case through the legal system for years by employing absurd allegations against the state. The state prevailed in its case asserting the strip club must pay its taxes just like any other law-abiding business inNew Jersey.
“Attorneys, like Anna Little, use the system to distort our laws and tax codes in order to serve their own interests, or the interests of those who pay them. It seems that the Washington crowd is saturated with lawyers who lack principles, and that has contributed to the vast disconnect between Congress and the average American,” commented Ernesto Cullari, the Monmouth County GOP endorsed candidate running against Little in the June 5th primary. “They really are part of the problem in Washington,” he continued.
“In the case of Little, we see a lawyer defending a strip club that did not want to pay their taxes. Litigious lawyers that make careers out of abusing our legal system are a major problem facing America,” argued Cullari, a professional in the medical field. “Real solutions do not include sending yet another attorney to skirt around the edges of the law as our next representative inWashington.”