Buffalo News Ex-deputy charged in Jesters case
June 09, 2010 By Dan Herbeck NEWS STAFF REPORTER
The ‘Jesters’ are an internal secret society of Freemason Shriners. All of Leaders of the Shrine are members of the Royal Order of Jesters according to biographical information previously contained on the Shriners International Website.
Federal prosecutors charged a former Erie County sheriff’s deputy with taking prostitutes across state lines five years ago to attend a convention of a fraternal club.
Michael Lesinski, who retired from police work in November 2008, is the latest person charged in a government probe into human-trafficking activities involving the Royal Order of Jesters.
Lesinski made arrangements for a limousine to transport at least a dozen prostitutes from Buffalo Niagara International Airport in Cheektowaga to a hotel in Niagara Falls, Ont., in April 2005, according to charges filed by the U. S. attorney’s office.
Niagara Falls was the site of a Jesters convention — known as a “book” — for Jesters from across the United States, FBI Special Agent Jennifer Amo said in court papers.
Retired State Supreme Court Justice Ronald H. Tills—who is […]