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Sex Scandal Rocks Montana Town Businessman Alleged To Have Paid Women More Than $1 Million
Washington Post ^ | 15AUG04 | Blaine Harden

Posted on 08/15/2004 1:54:07 AM PDT by familyop

KALISPELL, Mont. -- Until he was arrested this year in his underwear in a motel room with a nearly naked young woman who was behind in her payments to his finance company, no businessman in this town was more respected than Richard A. Dasen Sr.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: crime; crystal; dasen; drugs; finance; kalispell; meth; methamphetamine; montana; organized; prostitution; richard
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1 posted on 08/15/2004 1:54:08 AM PDT by familyop
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To: familyop

No mongers, no whores. No whores, no mongers.


2 posted on 08/15/2004 1:56:43 AM PDT by 185JHP ( "If the Lord God is your Copilot, you need to change seats." (d,v,c))
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To: familyop

I refuse to sign up on the Post website, so I can't read this. Can you tell us what happened, in your own words of course!


3 posted on 08/15/2004 1:57:52 AM PDT by ladyinred (What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about?)
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To: familyop

That's one expensive piece of tail...


4 posted on 08/15/2004 1:59:59 AM PDT by Clemenza
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To: familyop

the washington post never misses an opportunity to give a christian a black eye with a sex scandal, even if they have to go all the way to a tiny town in montana to do it.


5 posted on 08/15/2004 2:00:05 AM PDT by smonk
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To: 185JHP
She said that Dasen was a reliable supporter of conservative Christian causes.....

How did I guess this was gonna be the case before I read this article?

Cynical?

Sex will drive some men over a cliff. A powerful addiction it is.

6 posted on 08/15/2004 2:01:08 AM PDT by zarf
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To: ladyinred
I refuse to sign up on the Post website

BugMeNot.com

7 posted on 08/15/2004 2:01:31 AM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: ladyinred

...sorry about that. The Wash. Post got me on that one, because it works from the search engine link the first time, only. Here you are--same story.

Scandal involving sex, cash and a business leader rocks Montana town
By Blaine Harden
The Washington Post
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002005745_montana15.html


8 posted on 08/15/2004 2:10:38 AM PDT by familyop (Essayons)
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To: zarf

Sex is a dangerous thing, without strong societal controls. The left are mostly rebel libertines; they scarcely comment on it negatively except to attack someone on the "right" or someone claiming to be, hypocrisy being "the tribute vice pays to virtue."


9 posted on 08/15/2004 2:13:02 AM PDT by 185JHP ( "If the Lord God is your Copilot, you need to change seats." (d,v,c))
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To: smonk

"the washington post never misses an opportunity to give a christian a black eye with a sex scandal, even if they have to go all the way to a tiny town in montana to do it."

They live to do it.

Still, this article is a little confusing, he is paying the women for sex, but some of the women owe him money and are having sex for debt? Also, at the very end it is revealed that some folks had a clue about what was going on. I thought in small towns people knew everything about everybody. If I moved to a small town they'd probably throw me out for being too boring.


10 posted on 08/15/2004 2:17:55 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: familyop
Our city police chief retired in January to pursue a new career selling real estate in Kalispell. Seems to be a big draw for California equity bandits.
11 posted on 08/15/2004 2:19:10 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: smonk

See how much he spent on those women (shocker). How many women would have gotten away from their methamphetamine habits without him? How many marriages would have survived without his enticements? How many children would be waking up to see their fathers in the mornings (as most such women get custody of those children) without Dasen's influence? How many businessmen do as he did? What kind of country are we living in?

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002005745_montana15.html


12 posted on 08/15/2004 2:20:05 AM PDT by familyop (Essayons)
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To: familyop
Thank you for providing another source!
13 posted on 08/15/2004 2:20:44 AM PDT by ladyinred (What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about?)
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To: zarf

Well it is not bad that the paper mentions this fact. The problem is that never write, "Bob Jones was an Anti-God homosexual child rapist." Or if it is a Taxocrat they never mention that little.

Case in point, Shellby I think his name is in CA that was taking monies from companies doing business with the state. They do not mention his party affil.

Homeless people who commit heinous crimes are labeled as "of no fixed address", instead of homeless.


14 posted on 08/15/2004 2:20:54 AM PDT by stockpirate (Kerry and The Taxocrates must be defeated! "Kerry wasn't in Cambodia before he was in Cambodia.")
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To: familyop
Christians are by nature sinners...just like every other human being on the planet......

Christ came to save mankind from it's sins....and through a relationship with him...heal
us of our sin nature...

Because of still being in human form..even after Christ establishes a relationship with us the devil (our old adversary) and our own flesh are against us...till the day we die and are transformed...

The devil and his media love to hold up fallen Christians (one's the devil and the devils human operatives have encouraged to fail) as not only an example of failure on the Christian's part to live a life of decency but MORE IMPORTANTLY the liberal press wishes to use fallen man as an example of
Jesus failing man....this is their real goal...to keep others from Christ....(as if it were possible)

The press tries to use a fallen man to prove Christ is not God and is therefor defeat able by Satan...(and the anti Christ "values" foisted upon man by Satan's world system...)

Fallen man needs to broken and brought to repentance....in order to be truly sorry for his sins...and to re-freshen his gratitude to God for salvation...

Humans (not even Christians) are capable of seeing through God's eyes...

And if Christians are incapable of seeing accurately through God's eyes....the liberal God hating main stream press.....

Hasn't got a chance in Hades....

imo
15 posted on 08/15/2004 2:21:09 AM PDT by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: ladyinred

You're most welcome.


16 posted on 08/15/2004 2:23:08 AM PDT by familyop (Essayons)
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To: familyop
On the other, he seems to have been effective at reducing crime in the community.
The flow of money to local methamphetamine users seems to have dried up since Dasen's arrest, Harball said, adding that there has been a "flood of petty crime from addicts seeking cash for their habit."

17 posted on 08/15/2004 2:24:12 AM PDT by MrShoop
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To: ladyinred
"He pretty much single-handedly funded the methamphetamine trade here in Kalispell for a number of years," Harball said, as women used the money Dasen paid them to pay for their habits.

Women who do meth look horrible. They lose too much weight, their hair, their teeth and their complexions are ruined. Meth ages you a decade almost instantly. These are skanky women who are physically, mentally and spiritually ill and not at all attractive.

18 posted on 08/15/2004 2:27:35 AM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: familyop

The unWashed Post is on a mission to make Guv McGreevey look like a saint compared to Republicans.


19 posted on 08/15/2004 2:30:42 AM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: familyop
What kind of country are we living in?

That is a question I am asking a lot lately.

20 posted on 08/15/2004 2:30:54 AM PDT by ladyinred (What if the hokey pokey IS what it's all about?)
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To: familyop
"Dasen, 62, who is married with grown children and several grandchildren, has allegedly told police that he paid more than $1 million over the past decade to have sex with young women, many of whom were addicted to drugs and in debt to him, according to court documents.

Asked by police how many women were involved, Dasen said there had been too many to count.

He also apparently lost count, police say, of how much money he paid these women.

Investigators counting his checks — he paid by check, in amounts between $1,000 and $6,000 per encounter, sometimes as much as $130,000 a month — now estimate that Dasen spent at least $5 million, said Charles Harball, the city attorney. "


This is absolutely criminal. He paid way over the present going rate for full sex which is $20 to $30 with a drug addicted female! ;>)
21 posted on 08/15/2004 2:37:09 AM PDT by MedicalMess
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To: ValerieUSA
Women who do meth look horrible

Not necessarily. I've watched enough small towns "go meth" and the first indication is seeing the young girls that you would classify as very pretty isolating themselves in a group around a male source of meth. They are pretty but because of the personality changes you would not call them attractive. "Party girls" would be descriptive.

Hard core users may end up as you describe but most don't. I know of a situation right now (and I saw them all today) of three girls trading sex and delivery services for meth. One would almost be beautiful, one comely, and one butt ugly. Meth is so wide spread that you can't rely on generalizations.

22 posted on 08/15/2004 2:53:13 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: Clemenza

As we say down here in Texas ---- Split tail


23 posted on 08/15/2004 3:00:54 AM PDT by biff
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To: familyop
From the Kalispell Daily Interlake (Link opens in new window)
24 posted on 08/15/2004 3:03:02 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Nobody But Bush | Kerry/Edwards: Re-inventing the we'll)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

In the small town I used to live in the meth heads were not young people, but 40 somethings usually. They neglected their kids, lost work, and aged before your eyes. Most of the meth arrests there involved parents between the ages of 38 and 48, a couple of friends and then one teenager - usually the son of one of the other older suspects. It was a pattern.


25 posted on 08/15/2004 3:06:07 AM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: ladyinred

Try bugmenot. Google it. It works wonders.


26 posted on 08/15/2004 3:20:56 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: MedicalMess
Investigators counting his checks — he paid by check, in amounts between $1,000 and $6,000 per encounter, sometimes as much as $130,000 a month — now estimate that Dasen spent at least $5 million, said Charles Harball, the city attorney

Dasen shouldn't have been paying meth addicts for sex. But if he did, he should have learned from Jerry Springer --- NEVER pay a prostitute with a check.
27 posted on 08/15/2004 3:30:24 AM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: ValerieUSA
I can't disagree that meth is heavy among working class thirty-somethings, usually the ones with previous drug experience, but from what I've seen it starts with younger people and spreads upward. The meth world is a Twilight Zone. A closed society within a society.

I remember being in a restaurant once talking to a young girl (20 or so) who I knew to be a meth user. She kept staring at a guy who was making a delivery across the street saying "I know that guy. I know that guy from somewhere but I can't place him." After about ten minutes of this, her face lit up and she said "I know. That's Bob. I used to sleep with him when I was in _____" I was floored, but that's the meth world.

28 posted on 08/15/2004 3:31:39 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK
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To: ladyinred

If you use the Browser...Mozilla Firefox with the Bugmenot plugin, then you don't have to sign up. Bugmenot will give you an id and password to use without filling out those forms.


29 posted on 08/15/2004 3:46:02 AM PDT by Swingj (Link to Islip in Newsday)
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To: ladyinred

Too much screwin' around goin' on out thea.


30 posted on 08/15/2004 3:53:46 AM PDT by BobS
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To: 185JHP
Sex is a dangerous thing

but it is a lot of fun.

31 posted on 08/15/2004 4:06:39 AM PDT by Jeff Gordon (LWS - Legislating While Stupid. Someone should make this illegal.)
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To: familyop
Investigators counting his checks -- he paid by check, in amounts of $1,000 to $6,000 per encounter, sometimes as much as $130,000 a month -- now estimate that Dasen spent at least $5 million, said Charles Harball, the city attorney.

Wow! Marrying even a "super high maintenance" wife would have been cheaper.

32 posted on 08/15/2004 4:09:34 AM PDT by AmericaUnited (It's time someone says the emperor has no clothes.)
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To: familyop
What ever happened to the saying, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?" It seems that this guy was trying to buy the entire farm!

Mark

33 posted on 08/15/2004 4:19:20 AM PDT by MarkL (Dude!!! You're farting fire!!!!)
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To: AmericaUnited
Marrying even a "super high maintenance" wife would have been cheaper.

Yeah, but he wouldn't have gotten laid.

34 posted on 08/15/2004 4:20:35 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (crime would drop like a sprung trapdoor if we brought back good old-fashioned hangings)
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To: familyop
We live in a country where people are free to make complete asses of themselves and many do.

I don't believe this guy's action are the norm.

I think the guy should be given a one way trip to prison.
35 posted on 08/15/2004 4:41:18 AM PDT by DB ()
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To: familyop

Think you for this good link.
I also will not register at leftist sites and newspapers.


36 posted on 08/15/2004 4:53:14 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Liberals are like catfish ( all mouth and no brains )(bottom feeders))
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To: zarf
Sex will drive some men over a cliff. A powerful addiction it is.

If it was not such a powerful addiction, there would not be nearly so many people on thi s planet.

37 posted on 08/15/2004 5:32:19 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: familyop

From the excerpt, it sounds like it was HIS money. He wasn't putting them on his payroll. If he was a Dem, this would just be about sex, a private matter, move on.


38 posted on 08/15/2004 5:36:11 AM PDT by Jumpmaster (Teddy is all wet.)
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To: ladyinred

Type in annoying for the sign up and annoying for the password. This will work on many sites. Freepers have set it up.


39 posted on 08/15/2004 5:39:00 AM PDT by I got the rope
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To: jocon307

You are right about small town people knowing everything that is going on in their town. That is what they live for, that is the reason they get up in the morning. It doesn't matter if they know the person personaly or not, it doesn't even matter if it is true.


40 posted on 08/15/2004 5:44:55 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: SeaDragon

Oh dear.....


42 posted on 08/15/2004 6:01:53 AM PDT by RikaStrom (Involved vs. Committed- take bacon and eggs, for example, the hen is involved, the pig is committed.)
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To: conservative in nyc
Didn't that pillar of society Bob Beckel pay a prostitute with a check, too? I think that is what led to his downfall only to be resurrected by FNC.
43 posted on 08/15/2004 6:02:37 AM PDT by babaloo
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To: zarf
Sex will drive some men over a cliff. A powerful addiction it is.

I wonder if in this case it was even sex as much as it was power -- to rule over pathetic people he could control completely. Even take their cars from them if the sex wasn't good enough?

And it sounds like he has a pathetic enabling wife who is still with him.

44 posted on 08/15/2004 6:31:26 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: Ditter
You are right about small town people knowing everything that is going on in their town.

That can be nice too though --- in good small towns people look out for each other even while they're knowing everything.

45 posted on 08/15/2004 6:33:10 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: FITZ

More often it can be ugly. I lived in a small town for 16 years. I was never so ready to get back to the city.

Recently I had dinner with 3 women who live in a small town in another state. They launched into "gossip with gusto". I was sitting there having a flash-back to MY small town experience when one of the women apologized for talking about people I didn't know. As if talking viciously about people you DO know is OK. LOL


46 posted on 08/15/2004 6:40:34 AM PDT by Ditter
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"They launched into "gossip with gusto".

LOL. I was proud of myself the other day for finding out I was not a gossip. I had heard the exact rumors about my state's now infamous Gov. McGreevy years ago, both here and from one of the attys at work. Yet hubby was stunned and amazed when McGreevy made his announcement. I guess I had never repeated to him what I had heard.

Maybe that's 'cause I'm a big city girl, in the big city nobody cares what you do, as long as you are not blocking the sidewalk. And I'd urge those lefty freaks who are planning to come to NYC for the convention to remember that.


47 posted on 08/15/2004 7:26:34 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Ditter

I know a small town where the newspaper reports things like who got traffic tickets, whose going to have visitors for a week --- it's kind of funny. But the only good thing is that they'll call the sheriff if someone they don't recognize is messing around your property when you aren't home -- and of course they know if you're home or not.


48 posted on 08/15/2004 7:37:59 AM PDT by FITZ
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To: ValerieUSA

Is meth horribly damaging to women's health, or is the overall lifestyle of meth addicts what harms them. I ask because millions (or hundreds of thousands) of kids take meth or something closely related to it for hyperactivity. I am not trolling for comments from people who think that ritalin is always a bad thing. I am simply hoping that someone could explain how close ritalin is to the meth that addicts use? Do hyperactive kids who use ritalin age quickly and look like hell by the time they are 21?


49 posted on 08/15/2004 7:59:43 AM PDT by Montfort
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To: FITZ

In the small town I lived in the bank tellers discussed your bank balance & savings account, the doctors nurse discussed your daughters out of wedlock pregancy (not my daughter she was a baby) & your ailments & don't get me started on the county courthouse, law suits, divorces etc, the teachers talked about your kids. I was raised in the city & taught that gossip was bad. This small town behavior hit me like a ton of bricks. ever again will I live in a place like that. Country living is nice as long as you do your business in the city.

My neighbors know when I am gone because I tell them.


50 posted on 08/15/2004 8:28:50 AM PDT by Ditter
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