Congressional Candidate Anna C. Little Defends Sleazy Strip Club

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.”

Cullari for Congress Press Release

Posted: June 1st, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: 2012 Congressional Races, Anna Little, Ernesto Cullari | Tags: , , , , , , | 17 Comments »

17 Comments on “Congressional Candidate Anna C. Little Defends Sleazy Strip Club”

  1. The OverSeer said at 4:52 pm on June 1st, 2012:

    Why is she running for anything?!?

  2. Monmouth Girl said at 4:57 pm on June 1st, 2012:

    Art – Seedy? Really?

    I met my husband there – he was my best tipper.

    Anna’s legal advice helped me to work for another decade! I built my American Dream one dollar at a time!

    Thanks Anna!

  3. Little Engine that Couldn't said at 5:36 pm on June 1st, 2012:

    What a train wreck.

  4. The OverSeer said at 5:36 pm on June 1st, 2012:

    The issue here is not Anna Littel defended a stripclub, however it’s the fact that Anna Littel abuse the legal system wasting the taxpayers money!

  5. Name (required) said at 5:39 pm on June 1st, 2012:

    Does anyone else find it grossly inconsistent that the TP folks will never forgive a perceived ideological flaw but fall all over themselves to explain away and ignore actual personal and professional flaws?

  6. Justified Right said at 5:44 pm on June 1st, 2012:

    Let he who has never been to a strip club post the first comment…

  7. Charles M said at 5:52 pm on June 1st, 2012:


  8. Strip it said at 7:27 pm on June 1st, 2012:

    I hope you can come up with something better than this. It really seems like you are grasping at straws. If clients hire you and pay you, not many would walk away, to start analyzing Attorneys clients and suits is a bit wierd. BTW I’m a Cullari fan, but this article makes me wonder a bit. Think before you strike out

  9. GoErnesto said at 7:27 pm on June 1st, 2012:

    How much public funds were wasted on this case for a decade? Anna Little’s a joke. A pathetic joke!

  10. Doctor said at 7:28 pm on June 1st, 2012:

    So as a Doctor, I guess if a person of less than desirable background comes into my office I should turn them away.

    If you are a stripper, don’t go to Ernesto for help, he will turn you away.

    Really now, Are you kidding me?? What does this Ernesto guy have to offer.

  11. FedUp said at 8:03 pm on June 1st, 2012:

    This is why many people think that 600 attorneys at the bottom of the ocean would be a good start to improving the US.

  12. Mlaffey said at 8:36 pm on June 1st, 2012:

    Although I was involved in Anna’s last congressional campaign I am not involved in the congressional campaign of either candidate this time out. I have people I consider friends in both camps. As a lawyer I personally would not represent a strip club and have turned down those types of business clients in the past. That being said this tactic by Mr. Culliari is beyond the pale.
    Statements such as “Records show that Little successfully dragged the case through the legal system for years by employing absurd allegations against the state” without anything at all to back up that conclusion and statements like “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 their client’s “ shows an appalling lack of knowledge about how our legal system works. Lawyers have an ethical obligation to zealously represent their clients and that sometimes means making novel legal arguments. This is an important aspect of our legal system. If you ever need a lawyer you will want one who is a zealous advocate.
    Making scapegoats out of lawyers to score cheap points in a campaign may seem like a good tactic but it’s lawyers who protect everyone’s legal rights. They are a vital element in a free society.

  13. Freespeaker1976 said at 9:01 pm on June 1st, 2012:


    I agree. This was over the top, almost a “Rick Lazio” moment.

  14. Littlebrains said at 9:29 pm on June 1st, 2012:

    First illegals, now strippers. Anna Little, defender of illegal strippers.

  15. Stripper said at 12:18 am on June 2nd, 2012:

    Pumps REALLY is seedy. If you want to beat Pallone I’d expect something better, at least Fantasies or Delilah’s Den

  16. The Overseer said at 3:02 am on June 2nd, 2012:


    Pull case doc’s from

    Docket No. A-005085-08T1

  17. Commercial, Robo call...??? said at 9:16 am on June 4th, 2012:

    Saw the commercial, got the robo call. Something doesn’t jive.

    After reading all the bantering going back and forth and all the information that the Cullari team has released. I wonder.

    If what the Cullari team is saying is true, and Little is a Rino and guilty… don’t you think the tea party’s would have changed their support to Cullary. It seems to me that the tide is moving in the other direction.

    As a regular voter, for me, this is an indication that someone is not being honest. There is discussion about drinking cool aid, but that doesn’t explain the fact that hundred of people are working for her. Perhaps the Cullari team is drinking the “Cullaid” here.

    (I’m sure the attacks will now follow from the usual suspects)