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Woman [Had] Sex with Debbie Stabenow's (D, MI) Husband for Money Gets Jail
WZZM TV 13 ^ | February 6, 2009 | Staff Writer

Posted on 02/06/2009 2:23:54 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin

In tears, the Westland woman accused of accepting money for sex from the husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., began serving five days in jail today for violating the terms of her probation.

The decision, said 52-4 District Judge William Bolle, effectively ends the case.

It's been a long ride for the 21-year-old Alycia Martin, who is now eight months pregnant and engaged, said her pro bono attorney Frank Cusumano Jr. Martin, who dropped out of high school in the ninth grade and has been on her own since she was in her late teens, is working at a fast food restaurant, has a driver's license and is working to get her GED. She also voted for the first time in November. But her gas and electric has been shut off and she struggles to buy necessities like food, clothing and baby supplies.

She is, Cusumano said, the most broke she's ever been - but also the happiest, because she's a contributing member of society and no longer involved in prostitution.

"My car breaks down every other day," said Martin, shortly before she was led away by an Oakland County Sheriff's Office deputy. "There's nothing I can do. I can't walk here. And I don't have money for gas most of the time."

Martin had been sentenced in August to six months of probation on a misdemeanor trespassing charge after she was arrested in a prostitution sting in February 2008 at a Troy hotel. Initially charged with misdemeanor prostitution, she was sentenced by Bolle under the Holmes Youthful Trainee Act, which allows first-time nonviolent offenders ages 17-21 to have their records wiped clean if they successfully complete probation.

Bolle revoked that privilege this morning.

According to court officials, Martin had not showed up for mandatory drug and alcohol testing since September. Cusumano has repeatedly said Martin, who makes less than $100 a week and shares a car with other family members, cannot afford to pay for the testing.

Tom Athans, Stabenow's husband since 2003, was not charged in exchange for his assistance in the case. He never testified because Martin pleaded guilty.

"Alycia will get through this," Cusumano said. "She'll serve her time. I don't know why he'd throw her in jail, but it underscores the whole thing. There is a disparity between wealth and poverty.

"What does this say about the city of Troy?"


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 111th; alycia; alyciamartin; athans; corruptdems; doublestandard; martin; prostitution; stabenow; tomathans; troy
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Maybe 0bama can throw some cash her way via the 'Porkulus Bill' when she gets out?

Just a reminder: Debbie Stabenow wants to shut down Conservative Talk Radio! This is a reminder of why!

1 posted on 02/06/2009 2:23:54 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“...said her pro bono attorney Frank Cusumano Jr. Martin, who dropped out of high school in the ninth grade and has been on her own since she was in her late teens, is working at a fast food restaurant, has a driver’s license and is working to get her GED.” Staff Writer

Yeah, I wouldn’t want to identify myself either if I’d written that.


2 posted on 02/06/2009 2:27:26 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
For anybody who actually knows what Stabenow looks like, I think we can all agree her husband deserves a pass on paying for sex.
3 posted on 02/06/2009 2:28:37 PM PST by exist
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

One would have to be pretty ignorant to either marry or vote for that ignorant sl**.


4 posted on 02/06/2009 2:31:04 PM PST by LeoOshkosh (Crazy Leo is right again)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Can't blame him:


5 posted on 02/06/2009 2:31:07 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Eliot Spitzer wannabe.

The girl is 21?

How young can you go?!


6 posted on 02/06/2009 2:31:21 PM PST by library user (Rod Blagojevich should have been TIME MAGAZINE'S "Person of the Year.")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I bet this is giving Stabenow some ideas! Hopefully she has lots of money left in her campaign fund, ‘cause she’s “guilty” as sin! So no pictures please.


7 posted on 02/06/2009 2:32:13 PM PST by Mogwai (Puer abige muscas!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
This guy actually married Debbie Stabenow. Anybody who would even hold hands with Debbie Stabenow has no standards and will have sex with anybody or thing or whatever.
8 posted on 02/06/2009 2:32:39 PM PST by detective
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To: library user
How young can you go?!

18, and you stay out of jail.

9 posted on 02/06/2009 2:32:46 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Did I hear that Fat Stabenow”s husband is the Head of AIR AMERICA??? Could they be THAT DUMB???


10 posted on 02/06/2009 2:32:48 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I guess this explains why this woman Stabenow is so damned mean.


11 posted on 02/06/2009 2:33:09 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ( Elections have consequences.)
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To: buccaneer81

Why isn’t the JOHN in jail also????


12 posted on 02/06/2009 2:33:42 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience)
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Why isn’t the JOHN in jail also????

My guess is that having a US senator for a wife gave him a pass.

13 posted on 02/06/2009 2:34:43 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Ann Archy

Plus, he’s a first-time offender, and she busted her probation. Though I still don’t think she should go to jail.


14 posted on 02/06/2009 2:37:11 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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There ARE two Americas!!!

Maybe being married to that PIG is enough punishment.

15 posted on 02/06/2009 2:37:14 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience)
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To: buccaneer81

Stabenow looks old enough to be his mother.

My wife is 15 years older than I am, but she looks very young (which is how we hooked up in the first place).


16 posted on 02/06/2009 2:37:56 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Stabenow..Stabenow...hmmm...
The name sounds familiar...
Let’s see...

Oh Yeah! She’s the one who would:
make a law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.

NOW I know who you’re talking about.

Did she pay her taxes?

Did her husband pay his who*e?
Was that mean-spirited and not a good family value?


17 posted on 02/06/2009 2:38:38 PM PST by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: Ann Archy

He is. And they are. :)


18 posted on 02/06/2009 2:40:54 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; Ann Archy

He (Tom Athens, the John) is a co-founder and former CEO of the liberal-progressive Democracy Radio, an organization that produced and supported liberal talk radio shows that formerly included the Ed Schultz Show. He is now the executive Vice-President of another liberal talk radio organization Air America.


19 posted on 02/06/2009 2:41:12 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

She is 59, he is 46.


20 posted on 02/06/2009 2:42:11 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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