Skip to comments.New York madam snagged in pre-Super Bowl sting
Posted on 01/30/2014 2:10:44 PM PST by csvset
A sophisticated Manhattan-based prostitution ring that offered "one-stop shopping" and delivered both drugs and debauchery was sacked just days before the Super Bowl.
"Always a treat and always fast to your door," Asian Wave Escorts promised in sexy come-ons broadcast on public access TV, sources said.
The ring was headed by a middle-aged madam named Hyun Ok Yoonung, a 41-year-old Korean immigrant who officials said is something of a legend in the flesh-peddling business.
"She was really the leader," Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday. "This is someone we've heard of from other criminals, really sort of admiring the scope of her enterprise. She's well known in this industry."
Code-named "Beige," the madam was arrested at her Long Island home while police were rounding up the 17 other alleged members of the ring in overnight raids.
We have identified in the last year more than $3 million in credit card charges related to this enterprise," Schneiderman said. "Keep in mind that most johns pay cash, so that is a staggering number for an enterprise like this.
In recent weeks, Schneiderman said, Hyun Ok Yoonung had been ramping-up to tap the wallets of high rollers bound for Sunday's big game.
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They had a huge increase in their text messages to people coming in from out of town, saying, 'We've updated our girls, new and sexy girls for you, said Schneiderman. It was a very aggressive push.
Several of the alleged hookers were nabbed when police used battering rams to burst into an apartment at 990 Sixth Ave. that is just blocks away from "Super Bowl Boulevard."
The women, who also were mostly from Korea, serviced their johns in the single bedroom, where cocaine, crack pipes and Viagra was found, officials said.
A one-stop shopping drug and prostitution ring, Police Commissioner William Bratton called it.
So she was sacked for sacking the men who were in NY to watch the sackings at the game.
While I certainly do not condone what these people are doing, I am wondering if the cops shouldn’t spend more time catching murderers, kidnappers, baby rapers and knock out gamers?
I agree. I wonder if any prostitution rings operate under the protection of crooked NYPD cops.
Backfield in motion.
How is that not racist?
Lucky Luciano was convicted of pimping and prostitution in NYC back in the day, the story being it was all they could get him on and the NYPD knew (some claim were on the take) about it as well.
Every time one of these pimp mamas is busted, we always hear about the client list... but it’s never divulged.
Up, up, up and away!
Apparently the NFL expects the local authorities to crack down on this sort of thing before the big game...I’m surprised.
And his partner, Ho Lee Fuk.
I don’t think the NFL cares at all. But the anti-sex trafficking crowd has been rabble rousing the last week or so about all the evil that happens around a Super Bowl. This shuts them up.
Perhaps if a Republican , then it's okay to release names, but, yeah, for the most part, that info doesn't seem make it to the press.
Human trafficking, particularly sex trafficking, is in the same league as kidnapping and rape. Everyone thinks that sex slavery happens over in Thailand, but it happens here in the US, too. This madam is one of the modern-day slavers.
You’re supposed to think it’s okay because they’re Asian.
Eugene Robinson, check your phone.
Democratic War on Women.
Because slavery was worth fighting a war to end in the 1860s, and its still a bad idea.
Then there is the spread of disease.
The destructive nature to the prostitutes children and the damage of a largely guaranteed one parent upbringing coming from this.
Chances are really good that a large portion of the prostitutes in an operation this large are under age. They are easier to control, a lot of johns want youthful prostitutes, and there are not enough adults willing to become prostitutes to meet the demand.
As this was a Korean madam, likely many of the prostitutes came here from asia expecting to work in restaurants or hotels and found their passports taken and themselves forced into this.
This is every bit as worthy of law enforcement attention as the things you mentioned.
On the day before Super Bowl XXXIII, he was awarded the Bart Starr Award from the Christian group Athletes in Action for his "high moral character".
However, that very same night, he broke curfew and was arrested by an undercover female police officer posing as a prostitute - when he offered her $40 for oral sex - while his wife was asleep at their hotel.
Cops were probably tipped off by a competing ring.
Modern-day slavery at epidemic levels in Florida
Friday, January 24, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla.- The month of January is National Human Trafficking Prevention month, and it’s a subject many are just staring to learn about. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is fighting to end modern day slavery in our state.
Many think this industry of human sex trafficking only happens outside of the U.S., but it’s happening right here in our own backyard. Nationally, the state of Florida ranks 3rd, with the Tampa region, which includes the Suncoast, at number 2 next to Miami.
“Over 2 million people in our country are being trafficked alone; it’s unreal,” says Pam Bondi, Florida Attorney General.
Attorney General Bondi visited the Suncoast Friday afternoon to educate the community on her campaign to make Florida a zero-tolerance state for human trafficking.
“It’s modern day slavery. The majority of the kids, and they’re kids are between 12 and 14 years old, and it’s the sex trade, it’s horrible, Bondi.
Everywhere I go here, I cringe when I see signs advertising for OFW, mostly for child care, in the Middle East. I wonder how many of them end up as sex slaves?
What is "sophisticated" about a young woman lying on her back, on a bed, buck naked, at the mercy of a total stranger?
If prostitution were so "sophisticated" so many prostitutes wouldn't be alcoholics and drug addicts.
Maybe the pimps are "sophisticated." No, they get the women hooked on drugs and then BEAT them UP.
Maybe the men who use their services are sophisticated. NOT. Any man who has to go to a prostitute to get laid is desperate, weird, kinky or impotent and needs to do the "sicko" route. My, isn't THAT sophisticated? NO.
The entire sickness of prostitution is Satan's bailiwick, no one else's.
From a management perspective, does that get classified as "vertical" or "horizontal" integration of the service offering?
Sophisticated meaning they used texting and credit cards?
In general, I’m thinking guilty. But Bill Clinton may be interested in offering a few post-POTUS pardons.
Lol. Credit cards? If that were true the ENTIRE human race would be "sophisticated." THAT would mean there would be no such thing as "sophisticated."
As for texting, any literate human being can text. A puny little nine-year-old mind can text. How sophisticated is texting then? It's no harder than using a phone. Using a phone might even be harder because that means that people have to ACTUALLY communicate with WORDS. :o)
I hear what you’re saying. I don’t see anything sophisticated. Certainly what the hookers were doing was “sophisticated “. I think the writers got caught up in the Super Bowl hype.
What was so sophisticated about the hookers selling their bodies for sex...on the orders of their pimps?
the men they screwed
the wives of those husbands they screwed
Sex is SUPPOSED to be something beautiful, IN MARRIAGE, between a husband and wife for pleasure, showing love...and producing children.
How does a prostitute fit in there?
Figure it: Say a prostitute sells her body five times a day, no weekends. That is 25 screws a week, 100 screws a month, 1200 screws a year and 12,000 screws in ten years.
After 12,000 screws, ONLY 10 years, she can hardly be human anymore. She can't get pleasure from it. She sure can't have any respect for herself.
Some people come up with the BALONEY that prostitution is the "oldest profession" in the world. HORSE PUCKEY!
The oldest professions are farmer, fisherman, hunter, cook, warrior, gatherer, healer. Prostitution didn't come into practice until there was SPARE time away from struggling for survival and SPARE money to spend on them. THOSE things didn't happen for a LONG time in human history.
Cloud mountain gingerly steps off her soap box.
Thankew for reading.
The “auto correct “ substituted was for wasn’t. Darned sophisticated contraption!
Lol. Not a problem!
Now, computers ARE sophisticated!
In general, I would say that you are probably correct, at least as far as an abstract payment would be concerned. However, what would you have called somebody who sold the use of their body for food (because they produced none of their own), a place to sleep safely (because they had nowhere else to go) or for any of the other necessities in ancient times? Simply because there was no "currency" exhanged, doesn't change the fact that men of that time, either before the idea of the institution of marriage or in a society that didn't value such, would have more than enough time during a 24-hour day to take advantage of a woman willing to sell/loan/rent her body in exchange for any of these necessities.
there was a recent federal raid in this little town over human trafficking
What is OFW?
Historically there were no females on their own. You know that. They were daughters and sisters, who then became wives, then mothers, then grandmothers, then widows--who ended up living with their children.
Those women who CHOSE to do it on their own paid the price by not being able to rely on family
It wasn't until much, much later in human history that women lived on their own as we do now. So, there wasn't much use or need for prostitution.
But yes, women have sold their bodies for jewelry, whatever. MEN and boys have also sold their bodies. Prostitution crosses the genders. It is STILL a sad way to have to live. Sex is SUPPOSED to be something beautiful between married folks, not a job of getting men to climax for a price.
Besides, there are ALWAYS other jobs to do besides putting one's genitals out for sale. I KNOW that some women WILL NOT wash toilets; they WOULD rather sell themselves.
You can write it any way you like and sugar-coat it as a "survival" technique, which it isn't, but prostitution degrades EVERYONE; it degrades our humanity, marriage and sex.
Overseas foreign workers. I heard it is the biggest export they have here. It brings a lot of money here.
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