The most serious charge against the alleged sex-for-tickets Phillies fan was dropped Friday afternoon.
Susan Finkelstein, the woman who posted a Craigslist ad saying that she was in desperate need of World Series tickets and allegedly offered sex to an undercover police officer that answered the ad last October, was arrested on charges of promoting prostitution, as well as prostitution.
The most serious charge against Finkelstein -- promoting prostitution -- was dropped Friday. Finkelstein must still face the charges of prostitution and criminal attempt of prostitution at her trial, which begins Feb. 24. The latter charge was added Friday.
Finkelstein was not in court for Friday’s hearing but her attorney, William Brennan, said he was pleased with the dropped charge.
In a preliminary hearing Dec. 16, the Bensalem police officer that arrested Finkelstein gave shocking testimony, saying that Finkelstein sent him three topless photos, allegedly "spread her legs" and asked him "would you like to touch it?" and stated that Finkelstein told him, “I'm a prostitute. I love sex. I'm a whore."
Finkelstein called the testimony “untruths.”