Second Boston billionaire linked to Florida prostitution ring

New York Post | 2/23/2019 | Staff
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The billionaire founder of a Boston-based equity firm joins Patriots owner Robert Kraft as one of the ultra-rich caught up in the months-long police probe of Florida massage parlors, authorities said.

John Childs, 77 — of J.W. Childs Associates — is wanted on a solicitation of prostitution charge, according to a warrant for his arrest obtained by He has not been arrested.

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Childs firmly denied any involvement in the ring.

“The accusation of solicitation of prostitution is totally false. I have retained a lawyer,” he told Bloomberg News. “I have received no contact by the police department about this charge,” he said.

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Childs, who lives seasonally in Indian River Shores and lives part-time in Boston, has donated to several Republican politicians and groups — including former US House Speaker Paul Ryan, 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Club for Growth, reported.

He’s contributed about $4.3 million to Republican candidates — as well as political action committees — last cycle, campaign finance records obtained by the outlet show.


Since it was founded in 1995, his firm has invested roughly $3.7 billion of...
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