Sex-for-Tickets Fan Off the Hook

Appeals court acquits Susan Finkelstein of attempted prostitution charge

An appeals court has overturned the attempted prostitution conviction of a Philadelphia woman accused of offering sexual favors for Phillies World Series tickets.

Authorities accused Susan Finkelstein of meeting with an undercover Bensalem, Pa., police officer in October 2009 and allegedly offering to perform sexual acts in exchange for tickets to see the Phillies play the Yankees in the Fall Classic.

Finkelstein was tried in Bucks County court last year. She was acquitted of prostitution but convicted of attempted prostitution.

The state Superior Court ruled Tuesday that since Finkelstein was cleared of the more serious prostitution count, she could not be convicted of attempted prostitution.

Her attorney says Finkelstein is "elated" by the ruling.

It's not clear whether prosecutors will appeal.


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