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Halliburton senior VP arrested in prostitution sting insists he's innocent through a top lawyer

Joseph Andolino, Halliburton, arrested, prostitution, October 2012
Joseph Andolino was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly soliciting a prostitute in a sting operation earlier this month.  Photo courtesy of Harris County Sheriff’s Office

Although Halliburton senior vice president of tax Joseph Andolino was arrested along with six others for soliciting prostitution in an undercover sting in north Harris County earlier this month, his attorneys insist the charges will be proven false.

"The facts are going to come out," defense attorney Paul Doyle, who is working with attorney Chip Lewis on Andolino's case, tells CultureMap.

Doyle says his client is innocent, and laments that Andolino's name has been tarnished in the news before all of the details of the case are known.

Doyle says his client is innocent, and laments that Andolino's name has been tarnished in the news before all of the details of the case are known.   

The 59-year-old Andolino, who allegedly solicited sex online and was apprehended after agreeing to receive sexual services in exchange for money, appeared at the 14th District Court in Harris County for arraignment on Friday. 

His misdemeanor charge for allegedly soliciting a prostitute (or rather, a female sheriff's deputy in disguise) was rescheduled for hearing on Tuesday, but Doyle anticipates that it will be pushed back again. 

This sting is part of an ongoing series of reverse prostitution operations that target sex solicitors and sellers, according to Harris County officials.

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