Jury chosen in Pa. sex-for-tickets case

Susan Finkelstein at the Bucks County Courthouse on Wednesday, March 24, 2010.
March 25, 2010 8:52:59 AM PDT
A jury of seven women and five men has been chosen in suburban Philadelphia to hear the case of a woman accused of offering an undercover police officer sexual favors in return for World Series tickets.

Susan Finkelstein appeared anything but concerned as she arrived arm-in-arm with her husband at the Bucks County Courthouse where her prostitution trial got under way.

The 44-year-old Philadelphian was arrested in October after posting an ad on Craigslist describing herself as a "buxon blonde in desperate need of 2 World Series tickets. Price negotiable. I'm the creative type."

Assistant DA Steven Jones questioned the undercover officer who was sent to meet Finkelsteikn at a bar in Bensalem.

Jones also produced three topless photos of Finkelstein she allegedly e-mailed after investigators answered her ad.

The officer added that Finkelstein claimed to have an open marriage, was OK with group sex for more tickets, and then discretely flashed him while they were sitting at the bar.

But the defense paints a very different picture.

Finkelstein's attorney, William Brennan, told the jury of 7 women and 5 men that his client is guilty of nothing, but having bad taste; that she's already suffered enough for her lack of inhibition.

"She lost her job as a result of this case and she wanted World Series tickets for herself and her husband and went to novel steps to try to obtain them," Brennan said.

This trial is expected to wrap up Thursday.

Neither Mrs. Finkelstein or her husband would speak to Action News on camera, but they did say when the verdict is handed down, they will have a lot to say.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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