In a fit of irony, 51-year-old Brad Regenbogen, a former attorney for the Long Island town of Hempstead, is one of 104 names that appeared on a list of alleged johns released by the Nassau County District Attorney’s office yesterday. The Long Island undercover sting operation that arrested 104 men for allegedly soliciting prostitution has turned up a few reputable Long Island individuals, including Regenbogen.
According to District Attorney Rice, who released the list of those arrested in “Operation Flush the Johns” yesterday afternoon, the list contains “two doctors, two dentists and several lawyers,” and they were all “caught on video offering money for sex to an undercover officer.” Regenbogen is one of those lawyers.
Heavy was alerted to Regenbogen’s role in the judicial system by a comment on a previously posted article about the “Flush the Johns” operation. The New York Post identified Regenbogen as the “former Town of Hempstead attorney.” A January 2010 article similarly identifies him as “Brad Regenbogen, deputy attorney for the Town of Hempstead.”
A website for finding information on New York state employees shows him as working for the town of Hempstead in 2010 with a very comfortable salary:
So far all of those accused have pleaded not guilty and their lawyers are fighting against the DA’s decision to publicly name the accused. If convicted, each of the defendants could face a year in jail.