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“The Missingest Man in New York”

“Good Time Joe” Crater was a dapper 41-year-old judge known for his dalliances with showgirls and his ties to corruption-ridden Tammany Hall – until he got into a cab in Midtown one evening in 1930 and disappeared, earning the title of “the Missingest man in New York.”

Long before there was Jimmy Hoffa, before there was even Amelia Earhart, another VIP vanished without a trace. Though you’ve probably never heard of him, he was a household name to your parents and grandparents. And his disappearance remains New York City’s oldest unsolved Missing Persons case.

The disappearance of New York Supreme Court judge Joseph Force Crater captured so much media attention that the phrase “pulling a Crater” briefly entered the public vernacular as a synonym for going AWOL. On August 6, 1930, the dapper 41-year-old left his office and dined with an acquaintance at a Manhattan chophouse. He was last seen walking down the street outside the restaurant. The massive investigation into his disappearance captivated the nation.

Crater was infamous for his shady dealings with the corrupt Tammany Hall political machine and frequent dalliances with showgirls. In the days leading up to his disappearance, he had reportedly received a mysterious phone call and cashed two large personal checks. These details spawned rampant speculation that the judge had been a victim of foul play.

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Trevor would be jealous

The Telegraph

Trevor Mallard likes to think he is a bit of stick man. He is known to run his glad eye over each of the new laies in parliament and he even manages to run one up a fair few of them. However Trevor’s peccadillos with the ladies pale into insignificance when compared with Silvio Berlusconi:

Showgirls dressed as nuns performed a pole-dancing striptease for former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi at a ‘bunga bunga’ party at his luxury villa at Arcore, a Milan court heard on Monday.

Giving evidence one of the guests, Imane Fadil, 27, said former TV showgirl Nicole Minetti, 28, and another guest Barbara Fagioli, 26, performed a dual ‘Sister Act’ striptease for Mr Berlusconi at the first party Fadil attended at the villa in February 2010.

“We were standing and having a drink at the bar, when Fagioli began performing in the ‘bunga bunga’ room. After 10 minutes she disappeared with Minetti. Then they presented themselves in black nun’s tunics with a crucifix on their breast and a white veil and did a performance that I never expected.

“They began to throw themselves around a pole, dancing a type of ‘Sister Act’. Then they stripped down to their underwear and continued to dance about. I was shocked.”

Morrocccan-born Miss Fadil, a model, was giving evidence at the trial of Mr Berlusconi in which he is accused of paying for sex with an under age prostitute, a Moroccan-born exotic dancer nicknamed Ruby the Heartstealer, and of abusing his office by trying to have her released from police custody.

When Mr Berlusconi saw she was embarrassed on that occasion, Imane said he stopped the striptease and took her on a personal tour of the villa and showed her his office which was full of gifts for guests.