Albert Takhalov was a South Beach club operator.

In the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

United States v. Albert Takhalov, Case No. 13—2885-C

The Statement of the Case in the Albert Takhalov initial brief provides a glimpse of one of this case’s interesting issues:

Men spending money in the false hope of persuading women to follow them from the bar to the bedroom is a theme as old as recorded history. The exploits of men, emboldened by liquor, vainly trying to lure women with gilded coins, finds a home in poetry books, not the nation’s courthouses: “Entertain him with hope, till the wicked fire of lust have melted him in his own grease.” 

— William Shakespeare, “The Merry Wives of Windsor.”

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