Judge Not Swayed By Ex-UBS Exec's 'The 17 Year-Old Hooker Set Me Up' Defense

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Remember Juerg Buergin? Former UBS executive, brown hair, rimless glasses, about yea high? Goes by the name Robert James when seeing the services of prostitutes? Tried to argue that the 17 year-old hooker he banged during his time in Singapore tricked him into thinking she was 18, which he and his lawyer backed up by point to all the women he paid to have sex with who were between the ages of 20 and 43? He's going to spend some time in jail.

Buergin, a former UBS AG executive director of operations, was sentenced to four months and three weeks in prison for having sex with an underage prostitute in Singapore. Buergin showed no sign of remorse by standing trial and claiming he was a victim of deception by the girl and her pimp, Singapore Subordinate Courts Judge Eddy Tham said today after convicting the 41-year-old Swiss national on April 30 of two counts of having sex with a minor. Buergin, who was married with two children at the time of the offenses, was handcuffed and led away by two policemen. He doesn’t intend to appeal his sentence at this time, his lawyer Selva Naidu said. “He wants to put this behind him and go back home,” Naidu said. Buergin, who left UBS in February 2012 about two months before he was charged, lost his job at the bank because of the case, Naidu had said during the trial.

[Bloomberg]

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