for Alleged Solicitation of a Prostitute
Thirty-five people were arrested last week in Birmingham, Alabama, in an undercover prostitution sting dubbed “Operation Red Light.” Among those detained was Tremon Muhammad, 36, a minister with the National of Islam, Louis Farrakhan’s controversial religious denomination.
Muhammad, like many of the others, was detained for solicitation of a prostitute. In the wake of the scandal, the imam’s lawyer, Charles Salvagio, is claiming that something doesn’t seem quite right about the arrest and the associated charges. In fact, he called the situation “fishy,” but didn’t elaborate during an interview with WBRC-TV.
In a separate address, the lawyer went further in his assessment, defending his client and dismissing the claims against him.
“I can tell you unequivocally, he is not guilty,” he said last week. “Anyone who knows the minister knows this is the last thing in the world he would do.”
In a November 8 news report, WBRC explained “Operation Red Light” in detail:
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