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New York madam snagged in pre-Super Bowl sting
NYDailyNews.com ^ | January 30, 2014 | Joseph Stepansky , Erik Badia and Corky Siemaszko

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.

RELATED: NYPD NABS 87 JOHNS IN CITYWIDE CRACKDOWN ON PROSTITUTION

“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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Sports
KEYWORDS: asian; beige; korean; moralabsolutes; nyc; onestopshopping; outofbounds; prostitutes; prostitution
The prostitutes identified in court papers were no spring chickens. They ranged in age from 26 to 56 and four of them were in their 40s.
1 posted on 01/30/2014 2:10:44 PM PST by csvset
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To: csvset
delivered both drugs and debauchery was sacked just days before the Super Bowl

So she was sacked for sacking the men who were in NY to watch the sackings at the game.

2 posted on 01/30/2014 2:12:36 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: csvset

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?


3 posted on 01/30/2014 2:17:45 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

I agree. I wonder if any prostitution rings operate under the protection of crooked NYPD cops.


4 posted on 01/30/2014 2:20:12 PM PST by csvset
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To: csvset

Backfield in motion.


5 posted on 01/30/2014 2:24:51 PM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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To: csvset
Code-named "Beige,"

How is that not racist?

6 posted on 01/30/2014 2:24:52 PM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: csvset

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.


7 posted on 01/30/2014 2:25:25 PM PST by bajabaja (Too ugly to be scanned at the airports.)
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To: csvset

Every time one of these pimp mamas is busted, we always hear about the client list... but it’s never divulged.


8 posted on 01/30/2014 2:25:46 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: csvset
cocaine, crack pipes and Viagra

Up, up, up and away!

9 posted on 01/30/2014 2:26:18 PM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: Mark17

Apparently the NFL expects the local authorities to crack down on this sort of thing before the big game...I’m surprised.


10 posted on 01/30/2014 2:27:57 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: csvset
The ring was headed by a middle-aged madam named Hyun Ok Yoonung,

And his partner, Ho Lee Fuk.

11 posted on 01/30/2014 2:29:34 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: scrabblehack

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.


12 posted on 01/30/2014 2:30:58 PM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: AD from SpringBay
but it’s never divulged.

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.

13 posted on 01/30/2014 2:32:37 PM PST by csvset
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To: Mark17

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.


14 posted on 01/30/2014 2:34:07 PM PST by The Grammarian
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To: The Grammarian

*sssshhhhhhh*

You’re supposed to think it’s okay because they’re Asian.


15 posted on 01/30/2014 2:35:30 PM PST by Tax-chick (... for the good of all of us, except the ones who are dead ...)
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To: csvset

Eugene Robinson, check your phone.


16 posted on 01/30/2014 2:36:11 PM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: dfwgator
Pics available Operation Out Of Bounds
17 posted on 01/30/2014 2:42:24 PM PST by csvset
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To: csvset

Democratic War on Women.


18 posted on 01/30/2014 2:43:30 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Mark17

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.


19 posted on 01/30/2014 2:44:20 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: OrangeHoof
I had to look that up.

From Wikipedia:

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.

D'oh!

20 posted on 01/30/2014 2:45:16 PM PST by csvset
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To: csvset

Cops were probably tipped off by a competing ring.


21 posted on 01/30/2014 3:06:34 PM PST by fso301
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To: csvset

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.

http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/local/modern-day-slavery-at-epidemic-levels-in-florida/article_67cd374a-8552-11e3-815a-001a4bcf6878.html?TNNoMobile


22 posted on 01/30/2014 3:18:53 PM PST by kcvl
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To: MrEdd
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.

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?

23 posted on 01/30/2014 4:09:32 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: csvset
sophisticated Manhattan-based prostitution ring

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.

24 posted on 01/30/2014 4:14:37 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: csvset
A sophisticated Manhattan-based prostitution ring that offered "one-stop shopping" and delivered both drugs and debauchery...

From a management perspective, does that get classified as "vertical" or "horizontal" integration of the service offering?

25 posted on 01/30/2014 5:18:22 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: cloudmountain

Sophisticated meaning they used texting and credit cards?


26 posted on 01/30/2014 5:55:10 PM PST by csvset
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To: csvset

In general, I’m thinking guilty. But Bill Clinton may be interested in offering a few post-POTUS pardons.


27 posted on 01/30/2014 5:58:58 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: csvset
Sophisticated meaning they used texting and credit cards?

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)

28 posted on 01/30/2014 6:18:25 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

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.


29 posted on 01/30/2014 6:25:24 PM PST by csvset
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To: csvset
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?
They degraded:
themselves
the men they screwed
the wives of those husbands they screwed
marriage and
sex.

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.

30 posted on 01/30/2014 6:47:54 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

The “auto correct “ substituted was for wasn’t. Darned sophisticated contraption!


31 posted on 01/30/2014 6:52:28 PM PST by csvset
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The “auto correct “ substituted was for wasn’t. Darned sophisticated contraption!

Lol. Not a problem!
Now, computers ARE sophisticated!

32 posted on 01/30/2014 6:54:45 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain
"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."

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.

33 posted on 01/30/2014 6:57:19 PM PST by BlueLancer (Pachebel --- The original one-hit wonder.)
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To: csvset

there was a recent federal raid in this little town over human trafficking


34 posted on 01/30/2014 6:58:35 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Mark17

What is OFW?


35 posted on 01/30/2014 7:03:30 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: BlueLancer
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.

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.

It degrades and insults GOD'S PLAN for us.

36 posted on 01/30/2014 7:28:20 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: gitmo
What is OFW?

Overseas foreign workers. I heard it is the biggest export they have here. It brings a lot of money here.

37 posted on 01/30/2014 7:39:58 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: cloudmountain

[[[ applause ]]]


38 posted on 01/30/2014 8:04:29 PM PST by thecodont
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