In the news today is the sentencing of the guy who ran massage parlors in Connecticut, NY, and New Jersey where he installed hidden cameras and made videos of what was going on behind closed doors.
BRIDGEPORT A man convicted of running brothels in Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, New York and New Jersey will spend five years and seven months in jail and forfeit more than $300,000 in cash and property, a federal court judge ruled on Thursday.
He was Ukranian and was convicted of transporting women across state lines for purposes of prostitution, as well as money laundering.
The U.S. District Attorney's office said XXX, 45, advertised the brothels as "spas," "massage parlors" or "holistic health centers" in adult newspapers and on the Internet. He arranged the daily transport of women, mostly Eastern European, to locations around the region, the office said.... was found guilty last September of conspiracy to transport for immoral purposes, transporting for immoral purposes and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Federal prosecutors called for a 70-month sentence.
This guy allegedly "ran a brothel called Norwalk Health Center, on the first floor of 94 Taylor Ave., advertised on the Web site www.1russianbutterfly. com". The reports say that:
Authorities arrested XXX in Westport on Sept. 14, 2006, after an investigation turned up video tapes of prostitution in the Norwalk and Stratford parlors. XXX pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering in June 2007 and awaits sentencing.
Of course this massage parlor owner can have alot more trouble because "Prosecutors noted that Dubogryzov did not pay taxes on any of his brothels". Again, illegal businesses... that's the number one problem, not happy endings.
other places affected: Yes