The lawyer who foiled massive police operation to close down Edinburgh sex saunas
A VETERAN criminal lawyer has revealed he was the man who foiled a massive police campaign to close down Edinburgh’s controversial sex saunas.
Vincent Belmonte brought Police Scotland’s high-profile Operation Windermere shuddering to an embarrassing halt.
The 72-year-old – who has been a solicitor for almost 50 years – represented several saunas facing brothel-keeping charges after a wave of raids by officers.
Belmonte based his case on an investigation he made into claims a deal had been struck between owners, council bosses and police in the 80s.
He launched the probe after reading a... read more
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