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Atlantic City casino security manager charged with obstructing prostitution investigation

James Curtis, the former security manager at the Trump Taj Mahal casino, is accused of promoting prostitution.
James Curtis, the former security manager at the Trump Taj Mahal casino, is accused of promoting prostitution.

A former security manager at the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City is accused of obstructing a prostitution investigation.

James Curtis, 36, has been indicted on charges of fourth-degree promoting prostitution and fourth-degree obstructing administration of law, according to the New Jersey Attorney General's Office.

Authorities say that he received an email about undercover detectives investigating prostitution, and forwarded the message to a woman who worked as a prostitute in order to obstruct the investigation.

"The job of a security manager is to protect casino patrons, not to impede an investigation into illegal activity within New Jersey’s casinos," state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said in a statement.

The incident happened in June 2011.

Officials said Curtis, of Brigantine was terminated from his position at the casino due the investigation.

The Atlantic County grand jury returned its indictment Wednesday.


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