During the height of the tourist season two years ago, a Philadelphia TV weatherman flew down to Miami Beach for a little fun in the sun.Since when are tales of woe and regret criminal? I haven't been in Court and haven't followed the evidence, but I have heard that there are stories of girls drugging the customers without their knowledge. Clearly if this happened, it's criminal. But even if that happened, is it a federal offense? Why isn't this a classic state court crime?
At the Delano Hotel, John Bolaris was approached by a couple of the Beach’s finest “bar girls.” The sexy duo said they were visiting from Estonia. They ordered rounds of shots, wine and champagne while pecking him on the cheek.
Then they lured the liquored-up Bolaris to a Russian-style nightclub called Caviar Bar on Washington Avenue. Over the next two nights, he signed American Express charge slips for more than $43,000, picking up the tab for extravagantly overpriced Dom Perignon, Beluga caviar and other items, including $2,480 for a modernistic painting of a woman that had been hanging in the bar.
Bolaris’ tale of woe and regret and others like it are coming out in Miami federal court during the trial of five business associates accused of being the puppet masters behind South Beach’s “B-girl” scene, as it is known.
Among the witnesses: B-girl Marina Turcina, who said Bolaris was so smashed he was vomiting on the way back to the Fontainebleau, where he’d been staying.
“He smelled really bad,’’ she said.
Monday, November 05, 2012
Hot girls getting guys drunk on South Beach is now a federal crime?
Jay Weaver covers the B-Girls trial here. The intro tells a story about a dude spending lots of money after getting wasted: