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Williams, Jensen deny doing business with Desert Divas

Williams, Jensen deny doing business with Desert Divas

A list of Desert Divas clients posted on Greg Patterson’s website is authentic – we got our own copy from the Phoenix Police Department late this afternoon.

It includes some notable names, including one matching prominent Arizona lobbyist Mike Williams.

That doesn’t mean Williams has committed any crime, nor does it mean the name on the list certainly belongs to Mike Williams the lobbyist. After all there were two Mike Williamses listed (one had a Chandler address), and there are more than 100 people in the Valley who share that name.

Yet the list we obtained, in Excel format, does include the name “Mike Williams,” along with the former address of Williams & Associates on Central. But nobody has prosecuted the lobbyist, and he denied using the services of the prostitution ring that was busted last year.

In fact, there were thousands of names listed on the spreadsheet released by the Phoenix police, including a “Charles Jensen.” There happens to be someone named Charles Jensen who is the founder of the GOP group “Politics on the Rocks” - the “Politics on the Rocks” Jensen has denied involvement as well. 

Williams, the lobbyist, said this morning (Sept. 28) that he hadn’t heard of the list of alleged “johns” until he received a call from the Yellow Sheet. He then said the Mike Williams on the list wasn’t him.

His attorney, Mel McDonald, added via e-mail that it was factually impossible for lobbyist Mike Williams to have had contact with one of the Desert Divas on June 18, 2007, which is the date the document cites Williams allegedly had. McDonald noted that Williams was in Seattle with his family on that date.

Plus, both McDonald and the lobbyist Mike Williams pointed out that someone else simply could have used Williams’ name and business address.

The whole thing started last year when the police busted Desert Divas and then released the original list of names without any other identifying material, which is really a bad deal for people who share a name with someone on the list. When the list of names was first released, the police should have included enough information to exonerate innocents with the same name. The addresses of the clients. Dates of contact with the Desert Divas. Something. Anything.

But then things heated up on Sept. 24 when Patterson posted the police spreadsheet, this time one that included addresses and other material, on his website, EspressoPundit.com. Patterson said he received it with the help of Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio.

During the weekend, word of the appearance of the name Mike Williams was working its way through the Capitol community. Another blogger, Ted Prezelski of rumromanismrebellion.net, pointed out that the name Mike Williams was on the list.

Those reports prompted Yellow Sheet to start digging frantically to obtain the spreadsheet directly from the police to verify whether what Patterson had posted was authentic. After spending all morning and afternoon arguing for release of the public record, it was handed over in CD format at about 4 p.m.

Yellow Sheet posted a story shortly thereafter, including the spreadsheet list and full interviews with Jensen and Williams. To read the full scoop go to http://www.yellowsheetreport.com/home.htm/page/login.loginSecureWrapper

As for Charles Jensen, of “Politics on the Rocks,” he told Yellow Sheet that he never used the Desert Divas service and said he will eventually be exonerated. “It is 100% false,” he said.

Jensen said he, too, was out of state when the alleged incident had occurred and that he has the documentation to prove it.

Still, Jensen’s group is taking a hit; State Treasurer Dean Martin was scheduled to speak at one of the “Politics on the Rock” events, but he cancelled when word spread that the name Charles Jensen was on the police spreadsheet.

  1. Justice
    Justice09-29-2009

    I’m not sure how justice or the public is served by publishing a list of names without any knowledge of whether they are legitimate. Unfortunate that the two people mentioned are being smeared and nothing has been gained.

  2. Tony GOPrano
    Tony GOPrano09-30-2009

    Charles Jensen was NOT in town on the dates shown in the Desert Divas documents. Here is the PROOF

  3. Alexi
    Alexi09-30-2009

    Interesting to see you here too, Tony GOPrano.

    Well then I’ll repost my same response to you!

    This is not conclusive proof by ANY stretch of the imagination. It’s full of more holes than swiss cheese.

    In fact, what is most striking to me is how certain receipts seem to be purposefully excluded from certain alleged prostitution encounter dates and not others.

    I do not know if Mr. Jensen is innocent or guilty, but the evidence provided certainly doesn’t prove his innocence.

    My analysis:

    1.) July 16, 2007 alleged prostitution service:
    a. No hotel or food receipts are provided to show Charles was out of state.
    b. It’s nothing more than an itinerary. Jensen very easily could have canceled this flight or never been on it but paid for it.

    CONCLUSION: Flimsy evidence at best.

    2.) Nov 27, 2007 alleged prostitution service
    a. Lots of food receipts, no hotel itinerary (info absent on other dates – ALL the day of or after alleged encounter)
    b. Time from 12:00 A.M. on 27th until flight time at 6 A.M. unaccounted for.

    CONCLUSION: Inconclusive: Jensen would have had plenty of time from midnight until his flight to arrange a liaison with a prostitute. These are the hours most likely for such an arrangement to occur.

    3.) Dec 13, 2007 alleged prostitution encounter
    a. No travel itinerary or food receipts are provided as proof.
    b. Hotel itinerary shows a summary of 12/11/07 – 12/14/07. At first glance this seems like conclusive proof that Mr. Jensen could not have been serviced by a prostitute on Dec 13 except that…
    b. Only 2 nights are shown payment for, the 11th and the 12th! So apparently Mr. Jensen cut his intended visit short and left on the 13th (notice there are no charges on the 14th).

    Conclusion: Very suspicious. The fact that Mr. Jensen seemingly cut his trip short and flew back to Phoenix on the same day the alleged prostitution encounter happened raises major red flags.

    The fact that this proof is presented in a way to mislead casual readers is alarming to me. It doesn’t mean Mr. Jensen is guilty of (allegedly) having sex with hookers. But Mr. Jensen better provide more evidence if he truly wants to exonerate himself.

    In the meantime, this flimsy evidence just makes me that much more suspicious…

  4. Tony GOPrano
    Tony GOPrano10-01-2009

    Nice try Ryan…oops I mean ‘Alexi’!!!

  5. Joseph Larson
    Joseph Larson10-02-2009

    Charles is a stand-up individual that has served the community for many years. No one has done more for the Republican Party in the state of Arizona than Charles. Politics on the Rocks is an amazing group and has brought the younger generation back into the party. He is innocent that is that.

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