In response to ABC Information, the lawsuit alleges that Medina helped Lazzaro recruit underage ladies just like the plaintiff for intercourse. In change, the ladies got items and cash. On this particular case, the sufferer says that she met Medina when she was 14 years outdated. The 2 turned mates, and when the lady was 16, in 2020, Medina launched her to Lazzaro. The lawsuit alleges that between Could and July of 2020, Lazarro had the plaintiff delivered to his residence “on a number of events” the place “a number of business intercourse acts” occurred. After a couple of months of this, Lazzaro is suspected of making an attempt to get the lady to comply with hold mum on all of this criminality. In response to the lawsuit, plainly the lady started blowing up Lazzaro’s spot on social media.
And so Lazzaro tried to pay to make all of it go away:
The proposed non-disclosure settlement says Lazzaro and the lady had “a consensual interplay within the current previous,” the lawsuit says. The proposed settlement gives $1,000, and in change the lady and her mother and father would agree to not publicly disparage Lazzaro or Medina. It additionally demanded that they “not disclose the character of the prior interplay with Mr. Lazarro to the general public” so he might proceed his intercourse trafficking enterprise, the lawsuit says.
Lazzaro stays in jail, going through ten counts, with allegations that a few of his victims had been as younger as 15-years-old. The lawsuit says that the lady has suffered psychological trauma and seeks to be compensated for the continued medical and psychological treatment the girl will be receiving. Lazzaro continues to preserve his innocence, saying that the entire allegations are false.
Lazzaro is reported to have given “tens of thousands of dollars to Republican campaigns, party units and political action committees in recent years.” He has shut ties to Minnesota state Republican Occasion chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan. Carnahan has known as the costs in opposition to Lazzaro and Medina “heinous and disturbing” and has distanced herself from Minnesota Faculty Republicans, saying the state GOP group “has no jurisdiction over the Minnesota Faculty Republicans.”
And whereas there have been requires Carnahan to resign, KARE11 studies that the chairwoman nonetheless has stable assist in the Minnesota GOP Government Committee. Right here’s the GOP’s state Senate Majority Chief, Paul Gazelka being diplomatic.
Stunning nobody, Gazelka didn’t be in agreement on Democratic Rep. John Thompson, who’s embroiled in his personal scandal over allegations of past domestic violence accusations.
For now, Gazelka is sticking with Carnahan, although a former Republican Occasion of Minnesota govt director, Andy Aplikowski, simply posted a big statement that calls into query Jennifer Carnahan’s relationship with Anton Lazzaro and her perceive of Lazzaro’s “way of life,” writing that Carnahan was made conscious of investigations into Lazarro’s actions far sooner than she has publicly claimed.
It additionally alleges Carnahan has used and continues to make use of the Occasion’s donation conflict chest to make payouts within the type of severance to “silence former Republican staffers,” in addition to “bully and silence political workers, volunteers, and victims.”